Kenton School, Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3RU

Head of Technology

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Full time

£25,714 to 41,604 pa plus TLR2c (£7,017 pa)

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

Kenton School

Drayton Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


Required January 2023

Kenton School is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school at the heart of the community in which we serve. With around 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. At Kenton we are passionate about providing the very best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally and our strong and committed team share our vision of ensuring all our students not only reach their potential but that they are confident, happy and resilient students who treat each other with compassion and respect.

Working within the successful and supportive Performing and Visual Arts faculty, as Head of Technology you would be responsible for leading a team of 6 teachers and 2 part time technicians. Our Technology curriculum starts with KS2 tasks that we deliver through transition lessons with our primary feeder schools through to A Level courses in Post 16. Our KS3 students experience all specialist areas targeting progressive design and make skills through a carousel of Food, Electronics, Resistant Materials and Engineering activities and design briefs. At Key Stage 4 students can choose to study from a range of Level 1&2 qualifications including BTEC Engineering, Hospitality and Catering, Motor Vehicles and Resistant Materials courses. At KS5, we offer Level 3 BTEC Engineering and Hospitality and Catering.

The Technology department is well resourced with an ICT design suite, laser cutters, CNC routers, metal working lathes, fully equipped and working motor vehicle garage and high specification food rooms. We believe in developing life skills through our curriculum and provide the resources and ingredients for all pupils to participate in practical cookery lessons.

This is an exciting role. If you are the person we are looking for you will be able to demonstrate:

• Demonstrable experience as a TLR holder driving performance improvements in your designated area.

• An ability to think and act strategically to deliver high quality outcomes.

• An ability to use data effectively and present views and opinions in discussion which contribute to positive outcomes including the ability to challenge, give feedback and accept feedback constructively.

• Ability to demonstrate high expectations and to instill these in others.

If you have the skills, commitment and enthusiasm to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you. In return we can offer you:

• Access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

• Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes

• Free on-site parking

• Free gym access at Kenton School

How to Apply

Please download an application form from our website and

return it to

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 7 October 2022

Northern Leaders Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


Closing date:

7 October 2022

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