Head of Technology

  • Goodwin Academy
  • Deal

Head of Technology

Job advert

Start Date: April 2019

Location: Deal, Kent

Full-time Permanent

TSAT Teacher Scale £25,750 - £39,964 per annum, plus TLR2b £4,728


Closing Date for applications: 25th February 2019


We are looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Head of Technology to join Goodwin Academy.


What we can offer you:

  • A newly built school with a stunning teaching environment and state of the art technology
  • Excellent gym facilities
  • Regular CPD and social events, including Trust CPD days, the Trust Christmas party and regular Trust theatre trips to London
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding practice through resources, mentoring and school visits 

As of 1st September 2018, Goodwin Academy has joined The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a family of 16 primary and secondary schools in Kent and Portsmouth which was rated by the Department for Education as the best performing Multi Academy Trust in the country for KS4 progress (2018). TSAT is a successful trust underpinned by a commitment to transform the life chances of our students, based on our four key values: Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve. The Trust was a runner-up for the TES Employer of the Year award in 2018.


As a result of £25 million investment from the Department of Education, Goodwin Academy moved into its new home in September 2017. Based on Hamilton Road, the new Academy can accommodate up to 1300 students as the education of Deal’s young people has come under one roof.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of raising standards of teaching, learning and progress to ensure all subject staff deliver and all students receive Good and Outstanding lessons
  • Have experience of coaching and mentoring subject staff to raise standards in learning and progress to be Good and Outstanding
  • Have experience of collaborating with other leaders and managers in raising standards within the curriculum to Good and Outstanding including all student groups
  • Have a thorough knowledge of present curriculum developments, particularly those relating to Technology
  • Be experienced in planning an appropriate and challenging curriculum
  • Be committed to high standards for both staff and students
  • Have excellent knowledge/experience of teaching Technology
  • Be a qualified and experienced Technology Teacher
  • Be able to consistently deliver good or outstanding lessons
  • Be an inspiring teacher with real enthusiasm for the subject
  • Be able to motivate his/her students
  • Be able to implement and support all Academy policies
  • Be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the Academy


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in a newly-built school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career and join at the start of a new and exciting time for this academy, then please apply today!


Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.