Vacancies and Applications

We are proud to be registered  with ‘Investors In People’ and continue to support the development of our teachers and support staff.  We offer regular training programmes as well as staff well-being activities.  Our school offers an exciting, rewarding and supportive environment for all our staff enabling them to grow and build on their skills.

We take pride in being a caring and well-ordered community where everyone is encouraged to develop self-awareness and personal responsibility and play a full part in the life of the school. Our Code of Conduct is based on respect, courtesy and consideration. We make sure that students who work hard, help others and show responsibility in their behaviour are properly recognised through our awards system. Commitment and success in sport or music are celebrated in the award of distinctive colours badges.

Our extensive curriculum is broad and balanced, giving all students the opportunity to develop their potential. A wide range of learning and teaching strategies is used to actively involve students in the learning process. Progress is carefully assessed and monitored.

Curriculum Leader of Design & Technology

TLR2c (£5,276) or TLR1a (£7,500) for a suitably experienced candidate

Required from January 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, dynamic and inspirational teacher of Technology to join Sandbach High School & Sixth Form College as Curriculum Leader of Design & Technology. We are looking for a well-qualified graduate with high expectations to lead a dynamic team.

This 11-18 school is a high achieving comprehensive academy which has been judged as Outstanding in three successive inspections. Pupils in both the all-girls main school and the large Sixth Form, which also admits boys, make significant progress during their time here. The new Curriculum Leader will be an outstanding teacher who is able to motivate and inspire students of all abilities.

The Design & Technology Curriculum Area offers Food Technology, Textiles, Graphics, Engineering and Product Design across all key stages and Hospitality & Catering at KS4 and KS5. Applications from any of these specialisms within Design & Technology are welcome with applicants having the flexibility to teach other material areas within Design & Technology at KS3

For candidates with a background in Textiles, talent, skill and experience in design and construction would be essential. For those whose strength is Food, a good understanding of both food preparation and cooking along with food and drink service would be an advantage. We have a purpose built commercial restaurant, open to the public once a fortnight, where catering students under teacher supervision have the opportunity to gain real life experience of the industry.

All candidates would need the flexibility to teach other material areas within Design & Technology at KS3.

There is a strong ethos of teamwork, sharing of good practice and a commitment to providing the best opportunities to ensure the success of our students at all levels across the school. To be successful, you must be a highly self-motivated, talented and dedicated teacher with the ability to lead, manage and inspire a successful Design & Technology Curriculum Area.

Closing date:  Extended to Tuesday 3 October 2017.

Person Specification

Job Title: Curriculum Leader Design & Technology

The Governors are seeking to appoint a graduate who is able to demonstrate the following qualities and experience:

Qualifications Well qualified graduate (2:1)


Qualified teacher with QTS


High standard of subject knowledge

·        Evidence of CPD to support specific topics relevant to D&T.

·        Current DATA or other appropriate safety accreditation

Experience KS5 Textiles and/or Food Technology


KS4 Textiles and/or Food Technology


KS3 2 or more of Textiles, Food, Graphics, Electronics, Product Design, Engineering

·        Experience of leading a team through a period of change

·        Experience of current technology developments

·        Knowledge/experience of STEM

·        Experience of CAD relevant to textiles design

·        Worked with/industrial contacts

·        H&S experience

Special Aptitudes Professionalism and integrity


Excellent classroom practitioner


A clear vision for the future of Design & Technology


Ability to inspire in students a desire to learn and participate


Ability to challenge & excite pupils


Passion for the subject


Commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

·        Ability to challenge and support colleagues in their development

·        Enthusiasm and ability to lead extra-curricular activities




Interpersonal Skills A good communicator


Work with energy, commitment and good humour


Be an effective team member able to be flexible and supportive


Ability to lead and inspire other professionals


Sensitive to the needs of others


Personal Attributes Good attendance record


Have a passionate commitment to our school’s ethos



Learning Support Assistant

Required as soon as possible

37 hours/week

Term time + one week

Scale 5

£15044 – £17098 p.a.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working in a Learning Support Department within a school.  The person appointed will be a caring, committed and confident professional.  Their role will be to support the learning that takes place in the classroom and to ensure that the young people they are supporting continue to make progress.  An interest in Maths or English would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be expected to hold a Level 3 or equivalent qualification.  The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure.  An application form is available below.

Completed forms should be sent to Jayne Street, School Business Manager

Closing date: 20 September 2017.


Required as soon as possible

12.5 hours per week + some holiday cleaning


We are looking for cleaners to work at the school each evening from 3.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. during term time and additional hours during school holidays

The successful candidate will be a team player who takes pride in their work.

Experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

Completed applications are available from the school website: and should be returned to Jayne Street at the school.

Closing date: Monday 12 June 2017

All appointments will be subject to safer recruitment checks, including a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and receipt of satisfactory references.

Sandbach High School & Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a DBS check.