Head of Department - Design and Technology

Posted on Mar 17, 2019 by The British School in The Netherlands

Voorschoten, Zuid-Holland Netherlands
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Are you an ambitious, enthusiastic teacher ready to take your first steps into leadership of a subject area or an experienced leader looking for a new challenge? Do you have knowledge of the English National Curriculum and experience or interest in teaching A Level or IB? Are you looking to work in a country where an appropriate work/life balance is a priority? If so, then this position could be the perfect match for you. We are currently looking for a full-time Head of Design and Technology for our Senior School Voorschoten (SSV) campus, just outside of The Hague, from 1 September 2019.

Find out all you need to know about working for the BSN Senior School Voorschoten in our recruitment brochure:

In Key Stage 3 students rotate through a range of different projects helping them to manage time and resources, and become familiar with equipment and tools. We encourage safe working practices and the development of independence of thought. We believe in supporting students' investigation of a wide range of materials, processes and techniques, leading to the development of technological awareness and the ability to make reasoned decisions and valued judgements.

At Key Stage 4 we teach AQA Design and Technology: we aim to broaden the students' knowledge to allow them to develop practical and theoretical skills in order to solve problems both in two and three dimensions. We enable students to then apply this knowledge and understanding in a wider context relevant to today's society.

Students' learning in Key Stage 3 feeds directly into the new GCSE examination framework. At Key Stage 5 students have the opportunity to select A-level or IB routes. The school offers both the Diploma and Career-related Programme.

The department has a range of CAD/CAM resources available for students including 3D printing facilities, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, a CNC milling machine and a CNC Lathe. Facilities underwent phase 1 of a multi-stage refurbishment in summer 2018 with more work being carried out in summer 2019.

The BSN is a 1:1 device school with all students and teachers using Surface Pro. We use CANVAS as our VLE.

Reference: 672654589

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