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Corby Technical School

 Corby Technical School is an Ofsted rated Outstanding school which was opened by the Brooke Weston Trust in 2012.  The school offers an academic curriculum that has a strong technical bias to suit those young people who have already shown a strong aptitude for and interest in technical subjects like engineering, electronics and computer programming. 

The school works in close partnership with local companies to offer significant elements of work experience relevant to students’ choice of career.  We ensure that our students are fully prepared to move into further study at university or in high-level apprenticeships in technical industries, including engineering, science, architecture and computing.

Students and staff alike have the common purpose of success and achievement. The aim is to develop confident learners, who take ownership of their learning and are proud of their achievements.  The highest quality teaching, coupled with links to major employers and a technical-based curriculum, ensure high levels of achievement and opportunities to help all students succeed.

Latest Vacancy

  • Corby Technical School

    Head of Computer Science

    Start Date: 03/01/2023
    Close Date: 07/10/2022

    Head of Computer Science

     

    Location: Corby Technical School

    Salary: MPS/UPS +TLR2B

    Start date: January 2023

     

    Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves. 

     

    About Corby Technical School and the Head of Computer Science role

    Our intake is expanding, and we want you to grow with us and join our team dedicated to providing the very best outcomes for our students.  We are seeking to recruit a leader who will demonstrate commitment to our “Ambition for All” values by inspiring all students to achieve.  We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Director of Computer Science to join our fantastic faculty and strengthen an already excellent department within a STEM orientated school.  This is an excellent opportunity to take control of the future direction of the provision within our over-subscribed school in the heart of Corby.

    Our fantastic Computer Science department has a highly ambitious curriculum, making use of technologies such as Raspberry Pi to teach the core principles of coding at KS3. Students receive weekly Computer Science lessons from Year 7 to Year 9.  Our key stage 3 curriculum combines a highly effective programming curriculum, alongside Computer Science theory and Digital Media (Adobe Photoshop and Web Design). Students can go on to specialise in OCR GCSE Computer Science or the Cambridge National in Creative iMedia, allowing them to choose a pathway which suits their interests as a technical learner. We run a highly successful A Level Computer Science course with a number of ex-students going on to study Computer Science at Russell Group universities. We also offer an exciting new vocational course at KS5, BTEC Creative Digital Media Production which is run alongside our fantastic Media Studies team. This course allows students to specialise in video game design and development, whilst understanding key media industry practices.

    The Computer Science department is highly collaborative, making use of Office 365 to share resources and planning. Students work exclusively online, making use of Microsoft Teams and OneNote Class Notebooks allowing for a high level of engagement both in and out of the classroom.

    You will be given all the freedom you need to be creative and you will be working with students who have chosen to be at a successful school.  We welcome applicants with a teaching specialism in Computer Science and would welcome candidates who have experience with Music Technology (either in an educational setting or their own personal experience). We can offer you the next step in your career and give the opportunity to be both developed and challenged, whether you are an aspiring or experience middle leader.

     

    Additional benefits to working at Corby Technical School

     

    • A fixed 8-week term structure allows for five standardised terms meaning that learning can be structured and delivered with consistency.  Holidays also fall outside ‘normal’ term structures allowing for inexpensive travel opportunities.
    • As part of the Brooke Weston Trust opportunities for staff development and career progression go beyond the school walls; fostering talent is a key aspect of our culture.
    • Within the Trust we have a dedicated Teaching School and all staff regularly attend professional development sessions either as participants or facilitators. The Teaching School has forged partnerships with professionals across the Trust, ranging from primary through to higher education providers.   This partnership and expertise across the educational spectrum, allows the Teaching School to offer fantastic opportunities for our staff.
    • All staff receive free meals (breakfast and lunch) and are able to participate in a Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme. 

     

    About Brooke Weston Trust 

     

    • Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people. 
    • Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people. 
    • We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School. 
    • To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.  

     

     

    How to apply

    If you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application! Further details about the School, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on our website Corby Technical School - Vacancies or by telephoning 01536 213100.  Applications may be requested and submitted in writing, addressed to the Principal or electronically to recruitment@corbytechnicalschool.org.

     

     

    Safer Recruitment 

    Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosure barring service check. 

     

    A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here -  Safeguarding and Child Protection

     

    The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - 749C26EA8C68BBDC05B4D6583741E277.pdf (brookewestontrust.org)

     

    Closing date: Friday 7th October 2022

     

    Interview date: TBC

     

    Please be aware that if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. 

     

    The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. 

    Apply Here
  • Corby Technical School

    Social Science Teacher (Psychology)

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 03/10/2022

    Social Science Teacher (Psychology) – TLR 2B

     

    Location: Corby Technical School

    Salary: MPS/UPS

    Start date: January 2023

     

    Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves. 

     

    About Corby Technical School and the Social Science Teacher role

     

    We are seeking to recruit a teacher who will demonstrate commitment to our “Ambition for All” values by inspiring all students to achieve.  We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Social Science Teacher to join our fantastic department and strengthen an already excellent humanities department.  This is an excellent opportunity to influence the future direction of the provision within our over-subscribed school in the heart of Corby.

    First and foremost, we expect the post-holder to be an experienced, excellent classroom practitioner who has the ability to inspire students as well as other staff.  As a subject teacher within school we expect a commitment to the development of collaborative and engaging curriculum; and working with other colleagues to ensure high standards are met.

    Additional benefits to working at Corby Technical School:

    • A fixed 8-week term structure allows for five standardised terms meaning that learning can be structured and delivered with consistency.  Holidays also fall outside ‘normal’ term structures allowing for inexpensive travel opportunities.
    • As part of the Brooke Weston Trust opportunities for staff development and career progression go beyond the school walls; fostering talent is a key aspect of our culture.
    • Within the Trust we have a dedicated Teaching School and all staff regularly attend professional development sessions either as participants or facilitators. The Teaching School has forged partnerships with professionals across the Trust, ranging from primary through to higher education providers.   This partnership and expertise across the educational spectrum, allows the Teaching School to offer fantastic opportunities for our staff.
    • All staff receive free meals (breakfast and lunch) and are able to participate in a Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme. 

    If you think this role is for you then we would like to extend an invitation for a pre-application discussion where we would like to have the opportunity to tell you more. To arrange a visit please contact Jane Blackwood on the following e-mail, recruitment@corbytechnicalschool.org

    How to apply

    If having read the advertisement, job description and person specification, you are motivated to apply for this position at Corby Technical School these are your next steps:

    • Please complete all sections of the application form.  Please note that a CV will not be accepted without a completed application form. 
    • Write a letter of application on no more than two sides of A4 (11 point text). Your letter of application should outline your previous experience and how this makes you a suitable candidate for the position for which you are applying.

    Please submit your application form by e-mail to:

    Mrs Jane Blackwood

    E-mail: recruitment@corbytechnicalschool.org

    The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

    We reserve the right to interview/appoint prior to the closing date.

    Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd October at midday.

    Apply Here
Principal

Angela Reynolds

Corby Technical School
Cottingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 1TD

T 01536 213100
E enquiries@corbytechnicalschool.org

Principal
Angela Reynolds

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