Teacher of Design & Technology
Location: Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
Start date: September 2022
Contract type: Full-Time
Contract term: Permanent
Salary: Main Teacher Pay Scale + Benefits
Suitable for NQTs: Yes
Reeson Education are supporting a 'Good' Secondary School in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey who require a qualified Teacher of Design and Technology from September 2022.
The School - Teacher of Design & Technology - Secondary School - Surrey
Based in Sunbury-on-Thames the school is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Teacher of Design and Technology to join their DT department from September 2022 on a full-time basis.
The school is a mixed, 11-16 Single Academy Trust, who are proudly comprehensive and serve a wide and vibrant community on the edge of Surrey and Southwest London.
The school was rated Good by Ofsted in 2019 and has a very clear ethos, with strong positive relationships that create an environment where teachers can teach exceptional lessons and students can make exceptional progress.
Easily accessed by train from Vauxhall, Wimbledon and Twickenham, the school consistently exceed the national benchmarks for academic outcomes at GCSE.
The Job - Teacher of Design & Technology - Secondary School - Surrey
Applications are welcome from both experienced and early career Design and Technology Teachers who can teach across the ability range and across Key Stage 3 and 4. The school offers an excellent induction programme for all staff and ECTs are fully supported, encouraged and developed as they grow through their induction period.
Staff are supported by strong leadership coupled with a fantastic team spirit and genuine collegiality across the team and across the school.
The successful candidate will be someone who shares the school's vision and focus, and will set high expectations and aspirations for all students.
The Department - Teacher of Design & Technology - Secondary School - Surrey
The school's curriculum aims to fulfil the requirements of the National curriculum through a range of practical and theoretical/design tasks. They are fortunate that all students at KS3 have one hour a week of DT and one hour a week of food and this is throughout each year group. This allows them to experience many different skills and opportunities and give them a good insight into the subjects before deciding to choose their GCSE options. At KS4, the school follow AQA for Food and Nutrition and Design & Technology and the skills they have learnt at KS3 help to underpin the GCSE course. The GCSE courses have 5 lessons over a 2- week timetable and follow the exam board specifications. In addition, Child Development OCR Cambridge National is also offered at KS4.
The DT department has 2 well-equipped workshops and 2 classrooms with computers. They encourage all students to strive to do their best in every lesson and encourage a love of learning. Students enjoy the subjects and see it as a practical subject where they can be creative and as a result all subjects are popular at GCSE. Some practical work is done by using the laser cutter and along with 2D design produces innovative practical work. They also do projects including pewter casting, using the brazing hearth, dip-coating and vacuum forming. Wood is the main material of choice.
The Offer - Teacher of Design & Technology - Secondary School - Surrey
The school offer an excellent Professional Development programme at all stages of a teacher's career. Other incentives include Westfield 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, Westfield Health Cash Plan, Westfield Rewards (discounts from hundreds of leading retailers, restaurants and destinations), cycle to work scheme, free gym membership at the neighbouring leisure centre, access to Surrey Extra (a flexible staff benefits scheme), staff laptop and an active staff Health & Wellbeing group.