Gosforth Academy, Knightsbridge, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2JH

Leader of Teaching and Learning in Design Technology

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

MPS/UPS £25,714.00 - £41,604.00 with TLR 2c payment (£7,027.00 pa)

This school has Academy status and is part of The Gosforth Group; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Gosforth Group


Great North Road


Newcastle upon Tyne


Required from September 2021.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a dynamic, creative person to shape the future of our completely new school from day one. You will do this by developing a first class Design Technology curriculum and leading a thriving team of exceptional Design Technology teachers.

Callerton Academy is one of two new schools within Gosforth Group Multi Academy Trust -opening in September 2021.

For the first two years the 11-16 school will be housed in a newly reconfigured school building in Newcastle’s Graingertown before moving to a brand new 1200 capacity school building to the north west of the city - close to Westerhope, Kingston Park and Newcastle International Airport.

We are looking to appoint a brilliant teacher who is passionate, pro-active and innovative. You will have excellent subject knowledge, have taught across key stage 3 and 4 and have an ability to teach both Food and Resistant Materials. You will also need to be extremely versatile, and keen to be an integral part of many and varied aspects of school life; particularly during the first two or three years while the school is growing in size.

The successful applicant will establish and develop the Design Technology curriculum and build a highly successful teaching team. You will have a proven record of raising attainment and accelerating progress, whilst demonstrating effective and exciting teaching and learning.

Our Leader of Teaching and Learning for Design Technology will be a consummate professional, practical and ‘hands-on’; able to enthuse and motivate colleagues and students alike.

This is a unique chance for someone looking to develop as a leader within a highly successful and supportive multi academy trust, backed up by excellent resources and facilities.

What we need:

•An outstanding practitioner

•A passion for Design Technology and for teaching all facets of the Design Technology curriculum.

•A proven track record of excellent progress and achievement across key stage 3 and 4

•A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of delivering the curriculum

•The ability to develop, lead and inspire a team of staff

•A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for students of all abilities and from all backgrounds

•Excellent communication and ICT skills

We can offer you:

•An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals across the Trust

•Enthusiastic and motivated students

•An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development

•A school with its community at heart

•A programme of staff ‘well-being’ activities

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

We hope you’ll visit our website to find out more about us.

To apply:

Please refer to the Applicant letter for full details of how to apply

Closing date for applications:

12 noon on Friday 16th April 2021

Interview dates:

Week commencing Monday 26th April 2021


Closing date:

16 April 2021

Apply and view further information