Salary:                        MPS1 – UPS3 plus TLR 2B


Contract type:           Permanent


Required for:             September 2020


Closing date:             Monday 20 April 2020 at 12.00am


Interview Date:          W/C 27 April 2020


The Governors of St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School wish to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and inspirational Head of Design and Technology. The successful candidate must be able to teach all areas of Design and Technology including Food.


We are looking to recruit a curriculum leader who will shape the future direction of the Department, with the ability to lead a strong team of highly skilled practitioners, building on the current high standards and with clear ideas for future improvement. We are looking for a genuine ‘team player’ who will contribute to all activities within the school in order to provide our pupils with the very best opportunities to develop and achieve. The departmental ethos ‘creativity is at the heart of everything we do’ plays a significant role in developing creativity and enthusing our young learners to develop core skills such as problem solving, collaboration and communication. 


The successful applicant will:


  • Be a highly skilled practitioner who can teach a range of material areas (including Food) to GCSE/GCSE equivalent.
  • Be a committed professional who has a real passion for Design and Technology.
  • Be able to implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for all students.
  • Bring innovative ideas and vibrancy to the classroom.


St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School is an innovative and flourishing school, which is well regarded for the excellence of its academic achievement and the high level of motivation of its pupils and staff.  We can offer our potential new colleague the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive environment.


If you are interested and would like to learn more about our school and this vacancy, please contact Mrs P Lennon, Clerk to Governors via email or by telephoning the school number on 01942 728651 x2223.


Completed application forms must be returned to: Mr M J Dumican, Headteacher, St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Rookery Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9PF or via email to: 


To download an application form and further documents please click on the link below:-

Head of Design and Technology



The employer is committed to safer recruitment practices and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.  The post is subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment.

Salary: MPS1 - UPS3 plus TLR2B

Closing Date: 20 April 2020, 12.05pm