Director of Technology
Location: Budmouth Academy – Weymouth
Salary: Leadership Scale (Negotiable Depending on Experience)
Contract Type: Full time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: 1st September 2022
Budmouth Academy is a large 11-18 academy in a beautiful part of the country and is a member of the Aspirations Academies Trust. We are looking for an exceptional individual to play an important role in our unique school. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for someone wishing to further develop their career. The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader with the ability to inspire staff and students to achieve outstanding outcomes. The successful candidate will also play an important role in leading the current D&T team to ensure the academic and pastoral needs of all students are met.
Candidates must be able to teach across the ability and age range, supporting DT to the highest standards for all pupils at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. This post would suit a teacher of experience, and as your professional development is important to us, there are highly supportive CPD opportunities available during your time at the school. The Director of Technology is a vital member of the Academy’s leadership team. The post is also supported by a Deputy Subject Coordinator, the Subject Leader in Computer Science and the STEM Leader.
Design & Technology is a vibrant and important part of the curriculum at Budmouth within all Key Stages. We offer a very wide range of D&T specialisms at KS3-5. Many of our courses include close links with local businesses and industries. Subjects in the department include: Textiles, Food Technology, Engineering, Computer Science, Creative and Digital Media, Graphics and Resistant Materials. Budmouth was a former specialist Technology College and a legacy of that status includes outstanding facilities, for example we have a stand-alone Technology Centre and a strong reputation for STEM.
Our current team offer a range of extra-curricular support sessions to ensure students reach their full potential, and if successful, we would hope that you would share this ethic. In addition the school has a unique STEM pathway open to higher ability children who come to us via an entrance test in Year 7. Technology subjects are an integral part of this offer.
Please see attached the Job description and person specification for more information.
Full Information can be found via the Budmouth website, search job vacancies and the link will take you to our ETeach Careers site.
How to Apply
Please click the ‘fast apply’ button and fill out the application form
When applying, please fill in the supporting statement section on the application form stating specific examples from your own experience demonstrating how you meet the professional expertise and skills criteria in the person specification.
Closing Date: 4th March 2022
Interview Date: TBC
If you have not heard from us by 9th March 2022 then please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
Across our 16 Academies, Aspirations educate more than 9,000 pupils across the ages from 2 to 19 years, covering an area from West London to the Southwest of England. Operating since 2011, we have a consistent track record of improvement and success and offer excellent Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. We are determined that children receive an excellent education that prepares them for success in adult-life and are looking for people to join us who share our ideals.
We welcome applications from people with disabilities and guarantee an interview for those with a declared disability should they meet the minimum criteria for the job. The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as “any physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”
Budmouth Academy Weymouth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced DBS check in line with the government’s safer recruitment guidelines.
Budmouth Academy also values the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Budmouth Academy 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.