(preferably with the ability to deliver GCSE Electronic Products and/or Resistant Materials)

MPS or UPS (Outer London) – “Golden Hello” available for the right candidate.

This position would suit a Newly Qualified Teacher or a more experience candidate.

Teaching role with career potential across our Trust

You have an opportunity to join a highly dynamic Design and Technology Department at a very exciting time in its development. We have recently had our bid accepted to build a brand new DT Block with bespoke labs and newly fitted machinery. This is scheduled to open in December 2018 and will be used to deliver lessons in a 21st century design and engineering context with the very best facilities. As a grammar school judged ‘outstanding’ in all categories and in which students make progress within the top 2% of schools in the country, we can offer you the potential to develop your career surrounded by exceptional pupils as well as our highly talented and friendly staff. WCGS blends the best of tradition with the cutting edge of curriculum developments.

For the successful candidates, this is your chance to:

  • work withina rapidly developing Design and Technology Department which challenges and supports professional development;

  • promote and raise the profile of Design and Technology in the School and within the local community;

  • guide students through practical pathways to study engineering in the world’s best universities.

     

    The Design and Technology Department performs very highly with students achieving 61% A*- A at GCSE for Electronic Products and 36% A*- A for Resistant Materials. We run a three year Key Stage 4 curriculum following the AQA syllabus. We are keen to introduce an A Level in the subject once our new facilities are built and uptake subsequently.    

    Advantages of teaching at WCGS include:

  • a Continuing Professional Development programme which has received a Quality Mark for Excellence;

  • a highly motivated Senior Leadership Team who wishes to see the Design and Technology Department flourish within the School and the local community;

  • working with students who respond well to inspirational and motivational teaching;

  • being part of a School that has ‘Value Added’ GCSE scores which are consistently in the top 2% of schools nationally;

  • a small, friendly school with roughly 1,000 students, ensuring that all staff get to know both staff and students thoroughly.

     

    Please return your completed Application Form electronically to personnel@wcgs.org.uk as soon as you are ready but no later than the closing date. Please be aware that part of the application form requires a statement which will act as a letter of application to the Head of School. Please note CVs will not be considered.

    We welcome visits to the School prior to application. Please email Jo Johnson at personnel@wcgs.org.uk to make an appointment.

    Closing Date: Monday 21st May 2018

    We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date should there be a suitable candidate and therefore advise that applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

    The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.