Teacher of Design & Technology
Priestnall School is a popular, over-subscribed 11-16 school situated in the pleasant residential area of Heaton Mersey, Stockport. Our community benefits from wonderful students and a hardworking and committed staff.
We are currently seeking to appoint a permanent Teacher of Design and Technology to join our school. The position offers a unique opportunity to make a major contribution towards our continued high achievement. Our Design and Technology subject area delivers a vibrant and engaging curriculum at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. This popular and valued subject achieves excellent examination results on a consistent basis across a range of subject areas and Key Stage 4 qualifications. Knowledge and experience of teaching KS3 and KS4 Design & Technology is essential and KS4 Engineering is desirable for this post.
The Design and Technology Department
The department consists of 6 Design and Technology teachers and 1 Technician. There are 3 workshops, 1 Food Room, 1 Textiles room and 2 ICT Suites. All rooms are fully equipped and Design and Technology is a valued and well-run department. We have 1 laser cutter, 1 3D printer and 1 CAD milling machine.
At Key Stage 3, all students are currently taught in mixed ability groups – currently 2 periods per week. Groups are taught a range of skills within projects. Year 7 rotate around 6 projects that cover Product Design, Graphics, Textiles and Food. Year 8 and 9 rotate around 5 projects covering the same areas.
Design and Technology is very popular at Key Stage 4. Students follow the AQA specification syllabus in GCSE Design and Technology, the Eduqas specification syllabus in both GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition and level 1/2 Hospitality and Catering and the AQA (Art) Graphics Communication and Textiles specifications. From September we will be introducing the new Cambridge National qualification in Engineering Design.
The department has excellent schemes of work which enable the team to deliver engaging and dynamic lessons. These align with the school’s goals and the National Curriculum. The schemes of work include standardised homework and assessment tasks, to manage colleagues’ workload. Student attainment is extremely good across the KS4 option courses, contributing to the schools excellent outcomes.
We are seeking a well-qualified colleague who has:
- an innovative and creative approach with excellent interpersonal skills;
- the learner at the centre of their vision;
- excellent classroom practice;
- the ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower young people to achieve excellence;
- an absolute commitment to achieving the very highest of standards.
The application form and supporting documentation, including a letter from the Headteacher, are available in the ‘Vacancies’ section of the school website as well as other recruitment platforms.
Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note we do not accept CV’s. This email address should also be used to submit any queries regarding the role.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and candidates will be expected to adhere to these expectations. Please see our safeguarding statement and Safeguarding Policy included with the application pack for further information on the safeguarding checks carried out.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore you are required to declare: All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (ie that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020). It is a criminal offence for an individual who is barred from working with children to apply for a role which is classed as regulated activity.
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