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Head of Faculty ( Engineering & Technology)

Somerset Studio School
Radstock, Bath and NE Somerset
Contract Type
Full Time
Up to and including UPS 3 & TLR2B
Start Date
2nd September 2024
22nd April 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
HoD Engineering
Start Date
2nd September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1409747

Somerset Studio School is a unique and small specialist Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics school with students' pastoral care, educational needs and personal future aspirations at its very heart. We have a small team of 21 staff and just 126 students on roll, aged 14 to 19 years and we serve the communities of Radstock, Frome, Midsomer Norton and surrounding villages.


We have industry standard machinery and equipment including fifteen 3D printers, two laser cutters, three Bridgeport Vertical millers, three Colchester manual lathes and CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) 5-axis milling machines and lathes, waterjet cutter and high spec PCs for the use of every taught student. The machinery and equipment is localised in an open plan single room to facilitate independent, real-life Engineering skill development, fit for the future. In addition to this, the department consists exclusively of graduate Engineers, with a wide range of specialise. We are looking for a passionate leader of Engineering with credentials of any of the following physics, maths and/or technology teaching. Ideally, an Engineering graduate, though a science graduate may well have the credentials needed for this role.


At Somerset Studio School, we are looking for a passionate KS4/5 teacher and Head of Department to deliver high quality lessons while successfully nurturing and inspiring our students. As part of our energetic and welcoming team, you will enthuse and motivate students to strive for success in the Engineering sector, while maintaining a healthy learning environment for all children within the school.

Somerset Studio School is a STEM school based in Radstock. We offer reduced gym membership/on-site parking and a cycle scheme. Our school is set in a stunning rural location in the region of Radstock near Bath. You will have the opportunity to work alongside outstanding teachers, to observe and share practice on a regular basis, developing pedagogy through reflection. We pride ourselves on excellent student behaviour and our strong ethos of inclusion and diversity. Our school community offers the opportunity to become a meaningful part of the wider community through enrichment and extracurricular activities. We are passionate about staff enjoying a healthy work-life balance throughout the school and voluntarily adhere to the Fair Workload Charter.


  • Salary up to £ 51,872
  • A school that is fully dedicated to developing every child to reach their full potential, irrespective of their starting points.
  • Collaborative working within our shared family of schools to support our endeavours to work smarter and achieve an effective balance between home and work.

Further details can be found in the attachments below- JD, Person Specifications and Advert


Safeguarding Statement:

Somerset Studio School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion
Somerset Studio School

Somerset Studio School

Part of Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership

Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership