Deputy Director of Learning – Head of Technology

Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy
Isle of Wight
Responsible to: 
Director of Learning for Science and Technology/SLT faculty link.
Responsible for: 
Teaching staff and specified staff within the Technology faculty; encompassing food, textiles, resistant materials, electronics, health and social care and child development.
Full time, Permanent
Salary/salary scale: 
Leadership Scale Points 3-7
Closing date: 
26th Apr 2019, 12:00 pm
Interview date(s): 
Monday 29th April 2019
Start date: 
September 2019

Cowes Enterprise College is a wonderful place to work and develop as a teacher. We are excited about you coming to join our team!
This is a fantastic time to join the Academy. This year we celebrated our strongest ever results, now well above the national average, with 50% Grade 5+ in English and Maths.

This role offers an exciting opportunity and challenge for a high calibre, versatile and enthusiastic leader to join and take the lead for Technology as part of a strong and successful Science and Technology faculty. We are fortunate to have cutting edge facilities here in our purpose built and highly inspirational building, including state of the art technology workrooms, a food technology workroom and a fully fitted catering kitchen.

For September 2019, the Academy has been awarded a substantial grant of over £100,000 which we are able to dedicate to STEM delivery across the Year 7 and 8 curriculum, partnering Science and Design Technology with CECAMMs, the Island’s multimillion pound Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine. This will see our Year 7 and 8 students embarking on a dynamic and exciting STEM offer which will blend theory in the classroom with practical learning linked to the maritime industry and will culminate in the students designing and building a boat.

View more about this exciting project as reported on by the TES here:

We are able to offer an excellent package of support and benefits for the right candidates:

• A generous relocation and/or recruitment package for the right candidate.

• Join a talented Technology team and a strong Science and Technology faculty.

• students who are a pleasure to teach.

• a strong culture of professional development in this aspiring Teaching School.

• superb, state-of-the-art facilities.

• an Ofsted ‘Good’ school with high standards and high expectations.

• collaborative opportunities from Ormiston Academies Trust.

This is a key leadership role in the Academy. The successful candidate will need to be:

• A qualified teacher, able to deliver consistently good and better lessons across the age-groups of the Academy

• Ambitious to develop the potential of our students

• A competent leader, able to take responsibility for the leadership of this faculty

• A good colleague, who can work with the other members of the Technology Department and the wider staff in the best interests of our students and the Academy

All teachers at Cowes are expected to participate fully in the wider life of the academy as form teachers and we welcome involvement in extra-curricular activities. Teaching staff are required to meet the core standards within the framework of the Professional Standards for Teachers in England. There is an effective system for the performance management and professional development of all staff.

Please enclose a letter of application of no more than 2 A4 sides, explaining your interest in this post and why your qualifications, professional experience and knowledge, professional expertise and personal attributes are relevant to this appointment.

For further information or the opportunity to talk to the Principal, Rachel Kitley by telephone or to visit the academy and discuss this post, please contact: Donna Harrison, HR Officer at or call +44 1983 203103.

For more details about Cowes Enterprise College, visit our academy website:

Cowes Enterprise College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full enhanced DBS Clearance Certificate will be required and relevant prohibition checks will be completed as applicable.

How to apply: 

Please apply via the TES website or send your completed application and covering letter to Donna Harrison, HR Officer and PA to the Principal; at or by post to Cowes Enterprise College, Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8HB.