Head of Design and Technology

Wellington College China

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Tianjin | Academic | Art | Wellington College Tianjin

General Role Description:

 

The Head of Design and Technology has an overall responsibility for ensuring the leadership, academic
outcomes and monitoring of the quality of teaching and learning in all Senior School Design and
Technology courses in accordance with the policies and procedures of the school.

 

The Head of Design and Technology has responsibility for the quality and consistency of the Senior
School DT curriculum and is required to organise and contribute to the development of schemes of
work, departmental policies and other documentation under the guidance and accountability of the
Head of Senior School. In addition, the Head of Design and Technology is required to collaborate with
other departments (and in some cases other schools) in order to plan and implement projects and
events. The Head of Design and Technology will be expected to guide, support and equip departmental
staff in their academic roles and where possible enable them to meet their professional goals and/or
receive necessary professional training. In addition, the Head of Design and Technology is required to
carry out lesson observations and appraisals for departmental staff in line with the school’s appraisal
policy.

 

The Head of Design and Technology is responsible for enabling departmental teachers to carry out
practical work that is safe, meaningful, and enjoyable for learners. To this effect, the Head of Design
and Technology is also responsible for line managing the technician and facilitating the purchasing, safe
storage, maintenance and replenishment of equipment and resources. The Head of Design and
Technology is responsible for managing the departmental budget in line with the school’s policies and
procedures.

 

The Head of Design and Technology has a responsibility for teaching innovative lessons to classes
ranging from year 7 to year 13, including all the normal professional responsibilities that accompany
their role as class teacher.

 

The Head of Design and Technology must have a clear vision and goals for the Design and Technology
department that are consistent with the development plan of the whole school. The Head of Design
and Technology should be able to develop and implement a plan to achieve their goals for the Design
and Technology Department drawing on the skills, knowledge and experience of the team.

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