Contract Type: Full Time
Job Start Date: 2020-01-01
Salary: Excellent, Depending on Experience
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 11-19
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Knight Avenue, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8QA
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


Teacher of Design Technology (Maternity)

These vacancies would suit experienced teachers opr newly qualified teachers who are looking to start their careers in a supportive and dynamic school where we believe that every child has talents and that every learner can achieve.

Responsibility payments may be available for suitably qualified and experienced candidates.

These posts are for a January 2020 start but an earlier start date could be possible.

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About The Canterbury Academy

The Canterbury High School is in hard federation with The Canterbury Primary School. Both these schools converted to ‘new’ academy status (2010 Act). The Canterbury Academy is, therefore, responsible for both these schools. The Canterbury High School is an 11-19 co-educational high school. It is located on The Canterbury Campus. The campus is a geographical expression which labels the site and the provision that is on it. This consists of the federation of The Canterbury High School and The Canterbury Primary School, a multi million pound sports centre, a tennis centre, a beach volleyball centre, a self developed 14-24 Enterprise & Employability College (including a skills centre, a hairdressing facility, a start up IT business incubator and a Youth & Community Centre), a preschool and nursery, Youth & Community Service, a professional dance company and Canterbury Adult Education. We employ nearly 300 staff, including approximately 100 teachers. We were one of the first schools (and the first all through federation) to become an ‘advanced’ extended school operating on a campus offering education from ‘cradle to grave’. We were a leading sports college. We were designated a High Performing Specialist School and would have chosen Applied Learning, with a ‘gifted & talented’ enhancement, as a second specialism. We are a leadership development school for trainee headteachers on NPQH. We are part of The East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA) which is a teaching school partnership. The Canterbury Academy is now responsible for the Canterbury District Youth Service until 2015,  supported a local PRU to successfully help it come out of ‘special measures’ and is now a major provider of ‘engagement provision’ across this area.

Technically, The Canterbury High School is a secondary modern.  We prefer to regard ourselves as comprehensive.  The intake is largely of average academic ability and although some students are very able others need a lot of support. Our PAN is 180. We are oversubscribed. The school roll is now over 1200, including a 6th form which will exceed 400 and is expected to grow to 600 within 2 years.

The school has been ‘Ofstood’ 5 times - February 1997, April 1999, November 2004, October 2nd 2008 and most recently in 25th & 26th April 2012.  In the last 2 reports the school has been judged ‘outstanding’ and ‘good’. In The Chief Inspector’s Annual Report 2005 and 2009 the school was reported as ‘outstanding’. In 2012 The Canterbury Primary School was identified as one of 100 most improved primary schools in the country.