Head of Design & Technology

(with preferable subject specialism in product design) September 2024

Main Pay/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR1a

We are seeking an ambitious and dynamic Technology specialist who is an excellent classroom practitioner and is able to provide outstanding leadership for students in all key stages including at ‘A’ level.  The Head of Technology will report to the Deputy Head and be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Technology curriculum, and the attainment and progress of students. Technology is a thriving department with a wide range of subjects, including Product Design, Textiles, and Hospitality and Catering.

St Mary’s CE High School is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment, founded on our Christian principles. We continue to develop an excellent standard of education for all students, allowing everyone to achieve their full potential regardless of ability or background in a safe and inspiring community.

The Ofsted inspection of 2023 stated that:

“The school has a well-designed, ambitious curriculum. This is evident in the good quality of pupils’ learning demonstrated in lessons and in their books.”

“Pupils live up to leaders’ expectations of their behaviour. Pupils follow the well-established routines in lessons and usually focus on learning.”

And that “Pupils are proud of their school.”

St Mary’s CE High School is one of three church secondary schools in Hertfordshire, all of which are within the Diocese of St Albans. The school is well recognised in the local community for its high-quality provision and outstanding inclusion agenda.

The SIAMS report of January 2020 said that we have “an exceptionally inclusive and caring community”.

Please complete the St Mary’s application form which is downloadable from the website.

Please note that safeguarding students of the School is a priority.  All appointments to posts in the School are made through stringent adherence to the requirements of ‘Keeping Children safe in Education’. As there is a high degree of contact with children an enhanced disclosure will be sought for this post through the Criminal Records Bureau as part of pre-employment checks.

Application Deadline: 9am on 26th February 2024 – we reserve the right to interview suitable candidates ahead of the deadline.

Interviews: TBC