• Full Time
  • Brentwood, Essex
  • £31,350 to £47, 839 GBP / Year

Website Brentwood County High School

Lead Teacher of Design Technology Brentwood Essex

Vacancy Details: Lead Teacher of Design Technology Brentwood Essex

The Role:

It is an exciting time to join the team at Brentwood County High School. With a new Headteacher in post since September 2022, a new building opening in February 2024 and a new vision for the school, it is the perfect time to join their journey.

A new opportunity has arisen to appoint a talented and enthusiastic individual to join our successful Design Technology Department in Spring 2024. The School are very proud of how they value and look after their staff. The school is a part of the Osborne Co-operative Academy, where staff wellbeing is a priority.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach Design Technology, across the Key Stages and will be creative, innovative, efficient and committed to raising standards. They will have excellent subject knowledge and will be joining a highly motivated team of superbly collaborative teachers committed to a creative and stimulating approach to teaching and learning, and to instilling a passion for Design Technology in their students. https://osborne.coop/schools-in-our-trust/secondary-schools/brentwood-county-high-school/

The School:

The Schools aim is to develop Design Technology into a centre of excellence within the school. They are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic qualified teacher to join Brentwood County High as Lead Teacher of Design Technology. You will have a great opportunity to create a unique identity on the Design Technology provision at the school. You will need to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of a growing school. The staff team is warm, welcoming and hard working group, with staff wellbeing high on their agenda.

Due to increasing student numbers, Brentwood County High School is on a journey of improvement and is seeking to appoint additional staff. Following our “Good” Ofsted rating in June 2022 and several years of excellent student outcomes, demand for places in Year 7 and Year 12 has been rising. In February 2024, they will be excited to open the final stage of our £27 million DFE heritage building project. This will provide new state-of-the-art learning environments – including new science, sporting, technology, and art facilities – whilst also retaining the character of the original school buildings that date back over a century.


BCHS is a Co-operative Academy which is firmly rooted in serving our community. They are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where they recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. The School measure it’s success by much more than exam results as they recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people. BCHS is already a great place to teach and learn and they have many strengths including:

  • Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament
  • Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues
  • Knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, with a robust understanding of education

BCHS is located in the heart of Brentwood, near the town centre, a short distance from the train station, which is 25 minutes from Liverpool Street Station. The school, also includes a large sixth form campus and achievements at KS5 have been a key strength at BCHS. Parking is available on-site and there are good transport links by both rail and bus. BCHS is just over two miles from the M25.

The Trust:

Brentwood County High School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools’ Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

What the school can offer:

  • Recognition of continuous service
  • Automatic enrolment into the National Teacher Pension Scheme
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
  • The support of an experienced family of schools
  • National Conditions of Service
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
  • Wider support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance

How to contact:

If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of the school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit to the school or for more information speak to Sophie Neal hr@osborne.coop or call 01375 648901. As a trust, they welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds.

BCHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via the School website, Vacancies in The Trust (osborne.coop) or Essex School Jobs.

Closing date: Friday 26th January 2024 Midday

Start date: April 2024

Please note: The School may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and they reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, they encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Read the full job description – https://osborne.coop/organisational-documents/job-descriptions/head-of-design-technology/

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