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1.       Introduction by the Chair of the University Technology College - Daventry

2.       The Advertisement

3.       Background Information

4.       Job Description & Person Specification

5.       Terms & Conditions of Employment

6.       How to Apply

7.       Useful websites

8.       Equality Statement

9.       Members of the Governing Body

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    1    Introduction by the Chair of the UTC at Daventry

Dear Candidate

Deputy Principal Curriculum & Quality

Thank you for expressing interest in the role of Deputy Principal; I am delighted to introduce you to
the University Technical College - Daventry specialising in sustainable new technologies.

The DUTC will be an aspirational destination for many local young people and provide a new and
exciting type of education. When its doors open in September 2013, it will deliver an outstanding
educational experience grounded in real, relevant workplace practice.

This new vision for education will facilitate increased enthusiasm for learning within the classroom
by delivering the curriculum in a context that is directly relevant to their futures. Partnerships with
world-class companies, schools, colleges and universities will provide our students a unique start
to their future careers and will provide a first class education with training today for the jobs of

We have successfully appointed a Principal who will create a Centre of Excellence specialising in
the application of new technologies to engineering, construction and environmental
sustainability to help create a ‘cleaner, greener and more prosperous country’. The Deputy
Principal is our next key appointment and will take the lead in developing the curriculum strategy
for all stages of the DUTC.

You will be a highly skilled leader and manager who understands the challenges of educating 14-
19 year olds. Wherever you gained this experience, you will have the expertise to provide
leadership in the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning that leads to excellent student
outcomes and places the DUTC at the forefront of educational choices.

As Deputy Principal, you will be a passionate educator who is engaging, charismatic and
inspirational as an individual. You will have credibility in your field and demonstrate a track record
of raising standards with students of all abilities.

You will work closely with committed and experienced sponsors who are passionate about
delivering technical and vocational learning of the highest standard and you will be supported at all
times by a very experienced Board of Governors.

If you feel you bring the relevant skills and experience we are looking for we would like to hear
from you. Should you wish to discuss this role further or request more information, this can be
arranged through Karen Sanders by email to leadership@daventryutc.com
Yours faithfully

Chris Moody OBE
Chair of Governors

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    2    The Advertisement

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3        Background Information

The Vision

Our Vision is to establish a Centre of Excellence that will offer up to 600 14-19 year old students who
are interested in “the application of new technologies to engineering, construction or environmental
sustainability”, or will be motivated to achieve greater academic and employment success through
exposure to a technical curriculum the opportunity to follow a totally new and different pathway.
Students will have the chance to follow the specialisms from the age of 14 and progress at a pace
tailored to them as individuals and thereby reach their full potential ahead of their peers.

The Daventry UTC will be a vibrant and innovative hub for the region building strong links between
education, skills development and employment opportunities as well as progression to higher

We will provide new pathways for young people aged 14-19 and a high quality choice to match the
best provision in the public or independent sectors. It will provide the technical education, core
curriculum and breadth of experiences to equip young people for the future workforce and skills of

Underpinning our vision for the UTC in New Technologies is a commitment to:

        provide excellent education for 14-19 year olds
        address the issue of STEM recruitment
        develop high-quality, practical and technical skills training
        service new industry and new jobs
        harness employer-led skills development
        build and capitalise on strong partnerships
        promote a “Cleaner Greener County” and resource efficient technologies

 The UTC vision is bold and highly innovative, focusing on sustainable new technologies. It will
 meet national priorities relating to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects
 and the skills agenda. The curriculum will specialise in the application of new technologies to:

        environmental sustainability;
        sustainable construction;
        engineering.

Sponsors & Partners

Education Partners

Moulton College

 Moulton College is the Daventry UTC Lead Sponsor and is a centre of vocational excellence
 in education and training for the natural, built and recreational environment. The College judged by
 Ofsted to be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas; holds the Investor in People, Career Mark, Matrix and Basic
 Skills Agency awards, is a Centre of Vocational Excellence in Construction, holds LSIS Beacon
 Status and was ranked highly in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work in the Public Sector List in
 2011 and 2012. The College achieved an excellent Integrated Quality and Enhancement Review
 (IQER) receiving judgements of ‘confidence’ for its HE provision in March 2011.

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 Moulton has experienced unprecedented growth and development over the last decade and is
 now one of the largest specialist colleges in the UK, with around 5500 student FTEs, 850 staff
 and a turnover in excess of £29.5 million p.a. With high levels of learner achievement and
 significant and continuous investment in resources, the College enjoys superb facilities within a
 rural environment

 Moulton offers an inclusive curriculum from pre-entry to post-graduate level and provides an
 extensive h o m e t o - c o l l e g e transport network across Northamptonshire and the bordering
 counties. Focusing on employability, the extended working day includes regular commercial
 experience for students using the College’s business enterprises.

University of Northampton

The University of Northampton has committed to enhance UTC provision in practical ways:

 The University of Northampton, as UTC Co-sponsor, will promote academic excellence and
 aspiration for young people and provide expertise to support the teaching of complementary
 science and technology subjects: it will also offer Higher Education (HE) progression opportunities
 for students.

 The University has recently extended its HE curriculum through the opening of the “NVision” 3D
 visualisation centre for virtual and applied technologies. The range of degrees and research
 disciplines relating to the UTC curriculum and providing progression opportunities include STEM
 (e.g. non-destructive testing, mechanical and electrical engineering, lift engineering), Business
 Social Science (e.g. sustainable communities) and Education (initial teacher training, CPD). The
 University also operates the newly opened iCon Centre for sustainable construction in Daventry
 (on the same development site as the UTC building) which includes a range of
 complementary facilities including conference and business incubator units.

 A new strategic partnership between the University of Northampton, Moulton College and
 University Centre Milton Keynes has seen the establishment of the Collaborative Centre for
 the Built Environment (CCBE) and included the joint appointment of a Professorial role to
 lead the initiative which provides further collaborative opportunities for the UTC.

 The University of Northampton has committed to enhance UTC provision in a number of
 practical ways:

        Providing opportunities for students to undertake Level 4 modules as part of their studies
        Using University research to inform curriculum “challenges” for technical knowledge and
         skills projects (8-week themed work-related projects see Section 4. Education Plan)
        Providing access for UTC students to facilities such as the cutting-edge nVision 3D
         Visualisation Centre
        Linking students with academics and STEM/Business practitioners and community groups,
         e.g. nationally-recognised STEM Ambassador programme
        Offering tailored enrichment activities, for example master-classes, summer schools,
        Using university students to mentor UTC students and hence maximise achievement at the
         highest level
        Providing access to international networks of academics and employers
        Providing support to evaluate the impact of UTC experiences upon student attitudes to
         STEM and Business, attainment, value-added and progression

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        Providing specialist staff to support the educational needs of the UTC
        Providing Graduate Teacher Programme and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) programmes
         for staff
        Accreditation of the UTC Certificate (see section 4 Education Plan)

The University has a national and international reputation for waste management and will make
available learning modules, support for site visits and provide guest speakers in this field, as well
as developing an industry challenge project on energy from waste.

The Daventry Learning Partnership (DLP)

This comprises Moulton and Northampton Colleges and the two Daventry secondary schools,
Danetre and Daventry William Parker (DWP) and will play a crucial role in developing high quality
education for all and ensuring the UTC provides a complementary but distinctive offer for 14 – 19
year olds.

Local Authorities

Northamptonshire County Council is leading the County’s UTC partnership with the ambition of
establishing a first class UTC education for young people in the heart of England and acting as the
procuring authority for the building and development phase of the Daventry UTC.

Daventry District Council has provided the land for the UTC on a 125 year peppercorn lease and
continues to provide a strategic role in supporting economic and planning priorities with a leading
reputation among LAs in sustainable solutions.

West Northants Development Corporation (WNDC) has provided substantial financial support
for the development of the Daventry UTC.

Employer Partners
The UTC for new technologies has the support and active engagement of a range of local, national
and international private sector employers, including:

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL and is the global market leader in international express,
contract logistics, overland transport and air freight. DHL is one of the top 10 private sector
employers in the country with 50,000 employees. The company is highly supportive and the
national HQ for its logistics division is based in Daventry.

ProLogis is the leading global provider of distribution facilities with a portfolio of properties in 19
countries, comprising over $31 billion in assets. ProLogis has a demand for technician skills and
has offered project and site experience through its major presence at DIRFT (Daventry
International Freight Terminal) and across the County.

Cummins is the world's largest designer and manufacturer of diesel engines ranging up to 3,500
hp with 5,200 dealer locations and sales of $10.8 billion in 2009. With a large engineering
manufacturing base in Daventry, Cummins has identified the need for young people to engage in
sustainable technologies at an early stage.

Cosworth Group is internationally recognised for its success in motorsport, precision engineering
and applications into new sectors. Cosworth is supporting the BLOODHOUND SSC - in an attempt
to break the world land speed record in 2012. Cosworth is a strong advocate of the need for
“Future Engineers” and has an open door policy for the UTC.

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SDC Construction Group is an expanding regional construction company with a reputation for
high quality and boasts a portfolio of major projects using new construction techniques. A key
feature of the UTC thinking has been their advice on the need for technicians to understand the
“whole process” of design, installation and performance.

Waste Recycling Group (WRG) is owned by FCC, the international group, and is one of the
leading waste management services companies in the UK employing 2500 staff and from its HQ in
Northampton helping customers develop sustainable approaches to resource management, and
energy generation from waste.

Hi-Force is the fastest growing hydraulic tools manufacturer in the world operating from a new
purpose-built facility in Daventry with high environmental standards and some comparisons to the
planned UTC buildings. Hi-Force is a leading SME representative and fully committed to improving
levels of technical capability.

Both the Higher Education and industry sponsors will be actively involved in the life of the Daventry
UTC. They will assist in the establishment of the curriculum framework and will help to develop, run
and offer both in house and work based projects. This will provide access to state of the art
engineering workshops, industrial and commercial facilities such as those found at the Daventry
International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT). Post graduate students from both Moulton College
and the University of Northampton will act as mentors who work with the young people to develop
solutions to real life challenges.          The sponsors will facilitate teacher and work
placement/experience as well as acting as external advisors over course content to ensure
relevance to current working practices.

The Curriculum Offer

The 14 – 16 curriculum offer will focus on both the core curriculum (60%) of maths, English,
science, humanities, modern foreign language and sport, and technical/vocational content (40%).
These will embrace innovations in teaching and learning, so that every student is stretched,
challenged and actively engaged in learning.

The 16 – 18 curriculum will focus upon the academic subjects for 40% of the timetable and upon
technical/vocational subjects for 60% of the time. An appropriate range of academic and
vocational qualifications will be offered across the 14 – 18 experience.

The UTC will provide a combination of tried and trusted actions as well as an innovative curriculum
offer that serves the needs of both learners and sponsors. The local Authorities and the associated
14-19 Steering Groups have agreed a pathway for entrants to the Daventry UTC and access to
potential entrants where appropriate.

There will be opportunities within the curriculum model to meet the needs of all students. These will
include opportunities at 14-16 to complete up to 7 GCSE’s combined with a vocational
qualification: the curriculum will also include practical learning, work place experience and
opportunities for enterprise. This curriculum model will be exciting and provide employment related
challenges preparing students for entry into employment or higher study.

The Daventry UTC will teach (for years 10 and 11) the Key Stage 4 core curriculum to GSCE
(English, Maths and Science) and offer Key Stage 4 foundation subjects to GCSE (ICT, PE,
Citizenship) alongside a specialist curriculum in vocational/applied subjects which are designed to
offer both academic and vocational education. For years 11 and 12 the Daventry UTC will offer a
range of QCF Diplomas and Certificates, Vocational and related Academic ‘A’ levels and
Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships.
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Timetabling Framework

The working day will be 0830 to 1730 Monday to Thursday and 0830 to 1630 on a Friday with
three breaks totalling 1hr 30m.

Directed teaching time will fill the majority of the week to include academic studies, practical
learning, work experience and PSD activities.

The remaining hours will be spent on directed study, catch up sessions, peer working and
specialist activities.

The Daventry UTC will be open on Saturday mornings for sports clubs, events, seminars, revision
sessions, conferences and other events.

Individual Pathways

The UTC will offer an inclusive curriculum which ensures that each students needs are identified
and met. Whichever pathway is selected (sustainable construction, engineering or environmental
sustainability) all students will have educational outcomes that embrace Knowledge, Skills,
Understanding and Employability.


The site chosen for the Daventry UTC is off Ashby Road in Daventry. The site covers 4 acres of
land and has internal teaching space of 5,400 square meters.

The Daventry UTC borders a number of local authorities close to J16 of the M1 and is served by
many major road networks. The nature of the road networks and bus links will mean that many
young people will apply across the county boundary. The primary catchment area for the Daventry
UTC will be a 45 minutes travel time encompassing the towns of Northampton, Daventry, Rugby,
Lutterworth, Southam, Leamington, Coventry and surrounding villages.

Demand for places

 The Daventry UTC will recruit a comprehensive and balanced intake of students across the
 ability range in line with its declared vision and ethos, and to ensure that the UTC serves a sub-
 regional catchment area. Year 10 student recruitment will be drawn from applicants living in the
 defined catchment area, which is determined by a 45 minute travel to learn from the UTC. This
 includes circa 60 secondary schools and a population of over 1 million. Further analysis
 has shown that of the 60 state secondary schools, 24 are in Northamptonshire, 31 in
 Warwickshire, 4 in Oxfordshire and 1 is in Leicestershire. The current year 10 population within
 the 60 schools in the catchment area is over 12,000, but the year 12 population excluding
 colleges and private providers is only 6,500. The unique nature of the provision and specialisms
 will ensure that there is no direct competition with or significant impact upon individual schools
 and colleges. This data reinforces the appropriateness of Daventry as a location for the UTC,
 being easily accessible from a wide geographical area by road.

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Population growth

Northamptonshire is a designated growth and expansion area, with its population expected to
increase from 690,000 to 880,000 by 2026, with sustainable growth and construction techniques
playing an increasing role. Daventry District (population 79,000) is in the west of Northamptonshire
with Daventry itself set to grow by 60% by 2021, generating a need for more education places.

Local and sub-regional context

Daventry Town contains significant light and high technology industry, specialist engineering
manufacturing and logistics services. Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT), largely
developed by Prologis, is an important national distribution centre and is situated to the north of the
district. The District Council and its partners are implementing plans to rejuvenate the town centre
including the iCon building, a national centre for sustainable construction, completed in April 2011.
The UTC will promote economic development and address future skills through its emphasis on
low carbon and resource-efficient technologies. This builds on research which has predicted
164,000 training requirements across the Midlands over the next 10 years. Wider economic
analysis undertaken by the County Council and other bodies identifies skills priorities as more
technician-level provision, training in multiple technologies, “green skills”, and transferable and
enterprise skills for young people, including Apprentices. The UTC’s chosen specialisms will help
reduce the skills gap within the engineering, construction and sustainable technology sectors in
Northamptonshire and the wider economic region.

National Context

The County seeks to be at the heart of the sustainability agenda, which as a major skills shortage
area nationally presents significant employment opportunities. This view has been reinforced by a
wide range of prominent organisations and individuals within the field.

John Edmonds, former TUC chief and Aldersgate Group chair recently stated: "The skills gap in
the UK economy is well documented, with one in three firms already hampered by a shortage of
skilled staff, from those needed to install new technology to scientists and engineers. Investment in
low-carbon skills is vital if the UK is to build a more resilient and sustainable economy. Many of the
required skills are not unique to a low-carbon economy – it is a shortage of precisely these skills
that has held back the UK economy for decades. In this respect, reskilling for a low-carbon
economy involves a policy of no regrets. The UK needs to fix these skill shortage problems in order
to prosper in the modern world,"

Similarly the Environmental Research Funders’ Forum has identified that “the UK could run short of
people able to tackle urgent challenges such as environmental risks to human health, safe carbon
capture and storage and developing new energy sources unless skills gaps can be plugged

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The following table indicates the anticipated student numbers for the period September 1st 2013 to

                    2013      2014           2015          2016         2017             2018          2019

Year 10             120        120           120             120            120          120           120

Year 11                        120           120             120            120          120           120

Year 12               80       120           180             180            180          180           180

Year 13                          80          120             180            180          180           180

Totals              200        440           540             600            600          600           600


The projected grant funding for the Daventry UTC is circa £1 million in 2013/14 rising to circa £3
million in 2016/17, when the UTC reaches steady state. The main funding source is the YPLA.
The Principal and Senior Team will be expected to seek opportunities to diversify the income
streams using the UTC resources beyond the advertised standard teaching times.


The projected staffing for the UTC in 2013/14 is 3 leadership posts, 10.8 teaching posts, and a
range of educational support, administrative and technical posts. The staffing projections up to
2016/17 are outlined below.

Job Function           Role                         Status     FTE           2013/14       2014/15      2015/16    2016/17

Principal              Leadership                     FT             1.00           1             1           1          1

Deputy Principal       Leadership                     FT             1.00           1             1           1          1

Senior Managers        Teaching Staff                 FT             1.00           1             2           3          3

Teachers               Teaching Staff                 FT             1.00         10.8          22.2       23.3       27.8

Admin Support          Admin/Support Staff            FT             1.00           3             3           3          3

LSAs                   Education Support              FT             1.00           5            11           12        15

Caretakers             Admin/Support Staff            FT             1.00           2             2           2          2

Grounds                Admin/Support Staff            FT             1.00           0             0           0          0

Technicians            Education Support              FT             1.00           2             3           3          3

LRC Staff              Education Support              FT             1.00           2             2           2          2

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    4. Job Description & Person Specification


                             Job Description and Person Specification

Job description: Deputy Principal Curriculum & Quality

Reporting to: Principal


To create a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable and New Technologies which enables the future
graduates of the Daventry UTC to achieve entrance to the current and projected high skilled labour
market, progression to higher education and acting as an innovative hub for the region

Scope & Purpose of the Post:

To take lead responsibility for the development of the curriculum and for establishing,
monitoring and evaluating the quality and standards in relation to student performance,
learning and ECM outcomes as set by the Principal and Governing Body.

To develop the curriculum strategy for all Key Stages of the DUTC

        Provide leadership in the delivery of outstanding teaching & learning that leads to excellent
         student outcomes.

        Work with feeder schools to establish an innovative and challenging Key Stage 3
         curriculum to ensure a smooth transition of Year 9 students into the DUTC

        Ensure that a modern, engaging curriculum is developed and delivered using effective
         assessment practice and experiential and active learning for students at Key Stage 4 and 5.

        Ensure the curriculum nurtures and develops learners through a personalised and skills
         based approach with clear progression pathways.

        Ensure that the curriculum employs and maximises the opportunities presented by project
         based, employer led and individual learning.

        Ensure that the curriculum adheres to national standards and is guided by industry as a
         means of enhancing the employability of learners.

        Ensure that the curriculum develops literacy, numeracy, personal learning & thinking skills,
         communication, employability and citizenship skills of all learners.

        Develop and implement effective information, advice and guidance systems for learners
         and their families.

        Take responsibility for quality standards in teaching & learning & leadership for the self-
         assessment framework and inspections.

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To lead on the development and implementation of systems for pastoral support across the

        To develop and implement the strategy for the promotion of high standards amongst
         learners in attendance, conduct, punctuality and appearance.

        Train colleagues and provide support in developing further strategies for improving areas
         that are hindering learner’s achievement.

To take the lead on student tracking, intervention and DUTC performance analysis

        To ensure that appropriate consistent and effective systems are in place and monitored for
         target setting, learner tracking and intervention are in place across all areas of DUTC

        To implement and oversee the monitoring and evaluation cycle to include monitoring of the
         quality of teaching and the evaluation of performance data.

        To play a key role in the raising of student achievement.

General Responsibilities

        To assist the Principal in the effective day to day management of the DUTC demonstrating
         high expectations of all.

        To deputise for the Principal as necessary undertaking the professional responsibilities as
         set by the Governing Body.

        To support the work of the Governing Body including attendance at committee meetings
         and other collegiate activities as required.

        To assist the Principal in the development of staff and student policies and procedures
         which reflect best practice and drive improvement.

        Ensure that the specialisms of the DUTC are at the heart of the curriculum, life and work of
         the DUTC.

Further accountabilities to be delivered by the management team once appointed
The DUTC Management Team will:

        Create a leading edge learning environment providing students with exceptional learning
         opportunities through the use of current industry standard equipment, machinery, and
         relevant work experience drawing on the expertise available from the DUTC sponsors and
        Design challenging but supportive learning experiences for students which utilise problem
         solving and team working as a key driver for individual learning
        Fully utilise the opportunities that are available to place ICT as a significant contributor to
         real time and relevant teaching and learning
        Develop a people strategy that achieves ‘Employer of Choice’ status, attracts, develops and
         manages talent across all business areas to achieve the objectives of the DUTC strategic

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        Create a ‘learning organisation’ which enables students and staff to study and work in a
         well resourced, progressive, dynamic, healthy and safe environment
        Set and monitor student achievement to ensure that all students are progressing at the
         appropriate rate and that DUTC targets are met and exceeded
        Work effectively within the business model to ensure that the DUTC campus is asset
         efficient by utilising access to the campus and the curriculum for adults, employers and
         groups at evenings and weekends.
        Provide effective support mechanisms and appropriate interventions to ensure student
         safeguarding and that education and social maturity remains a priority for all students
        Develop, implement and maintain the admission procedures to the DUTC which ensure
         compliance, transparency and fairness
        Actively promote, encourage and commit to the provision of Equality and celebration of
         diversity across every aspects of DUTC life
        Manage the financial strategy of the DUTC to ensure that the budget, targets and the
         financial memorandum and procedures agreed by the Governors are realised and adhered
        Meet, as a minimum, all the statutory regulations and other requirements set by the local
         authority, funding agencies and bodies from whom the DUTC receives funding
        Oversee capital projects and estate matters to the benefit of students and those who work
         within the parameters set by the Governing body
        Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and integrity by yourself and the
         staff of the UTC

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Criteria      Person Specification - Detail                                                                                                          A/I/T/P
Skills &
Abilities              Able to demonstrate a developed philosophy of high aspiration and expectation for every young person giving
                        cognisance to personalised learning, SEN, equal opportunities, diversity, ethos and student management
                       Able to communicate passionate commitment to the added value the UTC will bring to its students and the community,
                        and the ability and confidence to promote the UTC at local, sub-regional, regional and national levels.
                       Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including the ability and presence to make points clearly, to listen,
                        understand and respond convincingly in a variety of situations
                       Innovative approach to classroom practice and exceptional teaching skills; ability to differentiate effectively across the
                        age and ability range;
                       Ability to interrogate data to track pupil progress, outcomes and whole UTC performance
                       Ability to challenge appropriately and provide effective professional support to staff
                       Organisational skills of a high order; able to multi-task and plan effectively
                       High level ICT skills

Criteria            Person Specification - Detail                                                                                                    A/I/T/P
Experience              Proven track record as an effective Vice Principal/ Deputy Head Teacher or head of large department within a
                          school, academy or equivalent learning environment
                        A track record of successful operational management (including monitoring and self-evaluation strategies to set and
                          maintain the highest standards of the quality of teaching and learning, student outcomes and quality of provision
                          and efficiency).
                        A track record of raising standards with students of all abilities in a challenging environment and demonstrable use of
                          innovative approaches to the development of teaching and learning.
                                 Demonstrable experience in leading and managing curriculum development and innovation to deliver a high
                          performance culture amongst all staff and students.
                           Experience of effective timetabling
                           Experience of leading on quality improvement and knowledge and understanding of school self-evaluation.
                           Experience of teaching Key Stage 4 & 5 curricula.

                           Ability to lead on action planning and monitoring of improvement.
                           Commercial experience or experience of working in the specialisms of the DUTC
                           Experience of innovative and successful collaboration with business and the community

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Criteria      Person Specification - Detail                                                                                             A/I/T/P
Knowledge         Sound knowledge and understanding of national education priorities/developments pre and post 16 (including
                    vocational education)
                  A thorough understanding of the opportunities which new technology (including ICT) presents to enrich and enhance
                    teaching and learning, management and administration and the wider school community
                  A clear understanding of the characteristics of employability linked to the world of engineering, information
                    technology, science and enterprise.
                  Knowledge and understanding of UTC status and how a UTC operates.
Criteria       Person Specification - Detail                                                                                            A/I/T/P
Qualification      Graduate or equivalent qualifications
                   Teaching qualification
                   A relevant further degree of professional qualifications.
                   NPQH
                   Membership of relevant professional bodies.

Criteria            Person Specification - Detail                                                                                      A/I/T/P
                        Passionate about learning and committed to putting the learner at the centre of all that the UTC does;
Personal                Relentless determination and commitment to constant review and refinement in the pursuit of excellence
Behaviours              Demonstrates professionalism, personal integrity and loyalty;
                        Works effectively as a leader, individual and as part of a team
                        Articulate and approachable & committed to inclusivity
                        Tenacity, drive and enthusiasm for excellence and innovation in core, bridging and technical education
                        Emotional resilience and the ability to manage in high pressured environments

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    5. Terms & Conditions of Employment



This will be in accordance with the Conditions of Employment for senior post holders at Daventry
University Technical College. Initial salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience
and will be in the region of £60,000.00 p.a.

The post holder will contribute to the Teachers’ Pension scheme.

A recruitment incentive of £5,000 will be awarded subject to the necessary criteria being met.

Family membership of a corporate health plan will be provided.

Working Practice

The person appointed will be available to the University Technical College on a full-time basis and
will be required to abstain from any other occupation if, in the opinion of the Board of Governors, it
interferes with the due performance of duties or conflicts with the interests of the DUTC.

The post holder will be required to work as many hours as are reasonably necessary to fulfil the
requirements of the role with a minimum working week of 48 hours excluding breaks.

You may, on occasion, be required to work in excess of 48 hours per week, and you hereby agree
to waive the 48-hour week limit set out in the Working Time Regulations 1998. If you wish to
withdraw your agreement to waive the 48-hour limit, you may do so at any time by giving 3 months’
notice in writing to the Chair of the Board of Governors.

All senior managers at the DUTC are required to be on duty on a rostered basis during the
evening, at weekends and during periods of efficiency or other closure.

Location & Residence

Your principal place of work will initially be the DUTC premises at Daventry. However, you may be
required to work on either a temporary or an indefinite basis at any premises which the DUTC
currently has or may subsequently acquire or at any premises at which it may from time to time
provide services.

As part of your duties, you may be required to travel within the United Kingdom or outside it. Such
travel may include attendance at conference or seminars for the purposes of maintaining and
updating your professional skills and the supervision on visits and work placements.

Medical & Fitness for Work

The post holder will be required to demonstrate an appropriate level of fitness and health to enable
them to withstand the day-to-day rigours and challenges of the post. The post holder will be
required to complete a medical form and if appropriate undertake a medical examination.
Confirmation of the appointment will be conditional upon this being satisfactory. In addition any
current or recent medical problems must be advised to the Selection Committee prior to

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The post holder will be required to use a vehicle in the performance of their duties. Fuel used in
conducting DUTC business will be reimbursed at the rate published from time to time. The post
holder will be required to hold a current driving licence or in the case of loss of licence to provide a
driver at his or her own expense. It is the responsibility of the post holder to ensure their vehicle is
insured for business use.

Professional Appearance & Dress

The DUTC seeks to maintain high professional standards at all times. The post holder will be
required to present themself in a professional and corporate manner and to adhere to any dress
code approved by the Board of Governors.


In accordance with the criteria defined in and the provisions of the joint Home Office/Department of
Education and Science circular Protection of Children; Disclosure of Criminal background of those
with access to children' dated 17th July, 1986; the appointment is subject to a check by Criminal
Records Bureau in respect of any possible criminal convictions.

         The Employee warrants as follows:-

         1.         The post holder will disclose to the Employer any previous criminal convictions that
                    he/she may have and which are not spent within the meaning of section 1 of the
                    Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 save where the employment falls within the
                    scope of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (for
                    example, where the Employee is involved in the teaching, supervising or training of
                    persons under the age under 18.)

         2.         That the post holder will disclose to the Board of Governors immediately upon
                    conviction, the fact that he/she has been convicted of any offence during the period
                    of his/her employment.

         AND in the event that the Employee fails to disclose any convictions in accordance with
         paragraphs 1 and 2 above, such failure to disclose may be deemed by the Board of
         Governors to be gross misconduct.


The post holder will be entitled to 35 days annual leave including all public holidays usually
observed in England and Wales. All leave will be taken at times appropriate to the DUTC calendar
and must be agreed with the Chair of Governors in advance.

Outline plans should be agreed with the Chair of Governors by September 30 in each holiday year.

Appraisal & Performance Review

The post holder will be required to participate in the staff appraisal and performance review
schemes approved by the DUTC Board of Governors.

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For the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996, staff are required to authorise the DUTC to
deduct from their salary any sums due from them to the DUTC, including any overpayment, loans,
professional development fees or advances made to them by the DUTC.


If staff are absent from work due to sickness or injury, they will be eligible to receive sick pay in
accordance with the DUTC Sickness Policy, a copy of which will be supplied upon request.

The payment of sick pay is subject to compliance with the DUTC criteria for the notification and
verification of sickness absence, which are set out in the Sickness Policy.

Maternity, Paternity & Family Leave

Details of the DUTC Family Policies and the procedures with which a member of staff must comply
in order to exercise their rights are available on request.

Exclusivity of Service

The post holder is required to devote their full time, attention and abilities to their duties during
working hours and to act in the best interests of the DUTC at all times. Accordingly, the post holder
must not, without the written consent of the Chair of the Board, undertake any employment or
engagement which might interfere with the performance of duties or conflict with the interests of
the DUTC.

It follows that the post holder is required to notify the Chair of the Board of any employment or
engagement which they intend to undertake whilst in the employment of the DUTC (including any
such employment or engagement which commenced before employment under this contract). The
Chair of the Board will then notify him or her within 10 working days whether such employment or
engagement is prohibited by the above paragraph.


If a member of staff has a grievance relating to their employment, they are entitled to invoke the
DUTC Grievance Procedure, details of which are available on request. The Procedure may be
varied by the DUTC Board of Governors from time to time.

Disciplinary Procedure

The DUTC Board expects the highest standards of performance and conduct from its employees.
Details of its Disciplinary Procedure will be supplied to you. The Procedure may be varied by the
DUTC Board of Governors from time to time.

Probationary Period

The first 10 months of employment will be a probationary period, during which the post holders
suitability for the position to which they have been appointed will be assessed. The DUTC Board of
Governors reserves the right to extend the probationary period if, in its opinion, circumstances so

During your probationary period, or at the end of it, your employment may be terminated either by
you or by the DUTC on giving the relevant notice. You will not have been deemed to have passed
your probationary period unless and until that is confirmed to you in writing.

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The post holder shall not either during employment (except in the proper performance of duties),
nor at any time after its termination, use for their own purposes (or for any purposes other than
those of the DUTC) or divulge to any person, corporation, company or other organisation
whatsoever any confidential information belonging to the DUTC or to any Subsidiary or relating to
its or their affairs or dealing which may come to the post holders knowledge during the course of
employment employment.

This restriction shall cease to apply to any information or knowledge which may come into the
public domain after the termination of employment, other than as a result of unauthorised
disclosure by the post holder or by any third party.

Termination of Employment

Except in the case of dismissal for misconduct or other urgent causes, the period of notice is six
calendar months before the end of a DUTC term.

For the purposes of notice the Spring Term will run from 1st January to the 30th April, the Summer
Term from 1st May to the 31st August and the Autumn Term from 1st September to the 31st

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6 How to Apply

Application & Recruitment

Interviews will be held in Daventry on October 12, 2012 and applicants should confirm their
availability for interview on this date, if shortlisted, when submitting their application.

Potential applicants are welcome to discuss the post informally with the Chair of Governors or
Lead Sponsor Principal in advance of making any formal application. To arrange an informal
discussion please contact Karen Sanders, Director of Human Resources via

In addition to the completed application form, detailed letters of application covering no more than
2 pages of A4 together with current Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact details of 2
professional referees may be included and should be returned marked ‘confidential for the
attention of’:

                                              Karen Sanders
                                       Director of Human Resources
                                              Moulton College
                                                West Street
                                                 NN3 7RR

                                        Telephone: (01604) 491131
                                         Fax No: (01604) 645273

                                    e-mail: leadership@daventryutc.com

                        Closing date for completed applications is: October 3, 2012

If after receiving details of this post, you decide not to proceed with the application we may as part
of our continuing quality standards and our commitment to equality of opportunity contact you
again to ascertain your reasons for not proceeding.

Applicants’ details are recorded to assist in monitoring our recruitment processes. This information
is not shared with a third party and is destroyed when the recruitment process is complete.


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7        Useful Websites









Local Authorities



Local Information


Northamptonshire Tourist Guide
Northamptonshire Hotels, B&B & Attractions. It caters for all your accommodation needs in
Northamptonshire. Northamptonshire tourist guide is a holiday guide...

www.northamptonshiretouristguide.com/ -

Daventry tourist information
Tourist information guide to Daventry with places to stay, local attractions to see, and where to

www.touruk.co.uk/northamptonshire/daventry.htm -

Estate Agents


www.richardgreener.co.uk (Northampton) 01604 230222

Tremayne & Belcher (Daventry) 01327 220815

Michael Graham (Daventry) 01327 220809

Ashby Lowery (Northampton)01604 201655

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8. Equality Statement


  The Daventry University Technical College will maintain a culture of dignity
     and respect which supports an environment which is free from bias,
                      discrimination and harassment

   The Daventry University Technical College will provide suitable learning
 environments for clients of varying ages, abilities, interests and backgrounds
      and do this without creating unnecessary barriers to this provision

  The Daventry University Technical College will provide the opportunity to
each learner to achieve their optimum educational and personal development

    The Daventry University Technical College will provide recruitment
opportunities to students who reflect the diversity of the communities which it

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9        Governing Body

The UTC will eventually operate with a Governing Body comprising 15 members.
To date, 10 Governors have been appointed:

                                    Nominated by:
Nick Allen                   University of Northampton
Ian Bennion                  Cummins (industry governor)
Prof. Tony Covington         University of Northampton
Stephen Davies               Moulton College
Alex Hopkins                 Moulton College
Chris Moody (Chair)          Moulton College
Chris Moore                  University of Northampton
Jonathan Parsons             Cosworth (industry governor)
Prof. Nick Petford           University of Northampton
Ian Vincent                  Moulton College

Longer term the founder governors will be complemented by the Principal (designate), staff and
parent governors.

Members of the Trust

Current Representative             Member:
Ian Bennion                  Nominee of Cummins Ltd.
Stephen Davies               Principal of Moulton College
Chris Moody (Chair)          Nominee of Moulton College
Prof. Nick Petford           Vice-Chancellor of University of Northampton

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