Head of Design Technology
Orwell Park School
To provide leadership and direction for the DT department and ensure that it implements strategies for the teaching of DT within the school and is managed and organised to meet the aims and objectives of the school.
To provide leadership and direction for the department and ensure that it implements strategies for the teaching of DT within the school, is managed and organised to meet the aims and objectives of the school; the following are main areas of focus:
To be responsible for ensuring high standards of teaching and learning across the department.
To stay abreast of the latest educational research into the teaching of and have an in-depth knowledge of Technology.
Ability to devise suitable programmes of study for pupils.
To effectively manage the department budget.
To communicate directly with parents re DT provision.
To organise the access to appropriate professional guidance for technology like membership of DATA.
To attend Open Days and meet prospective parents as required.
Liaise with follow-on schools regarding pupils as required and to prepare DT scholars to ensure the best results at scholarship assessments of follow-on schools.
Provision of support for study skills; to support children across the curriculum as they prepare for external examinations.
To help devise and build scenery and props for school plays.
To work with the senior technician in preparing and ordering materials.
To maintain the highest safety standards of the workshop and during lessons and activities.
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