Design Technology / Art Teacher, Chertsey, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Salesian SchoolChertsey, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1st January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale / UPS
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


TEACHER OF DT/ART appointment – information for candidates


Closing date for applications:  21 October 2019

Salesian School is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to teach Design Technology and/or Art, we welcome applications from all ranges of experience. We will consider teachers of all specialisms and encourage those with a range of skills within DT, but our preference would be to appoint a candidate with specific experience teaching Textiles and Art Graphics. If you are energetic, enthusiastic and love teaching children then we’d be delighted to hear from you. We are always happy to meet potential applicants prior to interview; please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information or to visit the school.


We are a vibrant and thriving department with a passion for the teaching and learning of Design Technology. The department currently consists of 7 members of teaching staff and 2 technicians.

We pride ourselves on striving for exceptional results across the board and last year were pleased to average over 86% 4+ and 38% 7+ at GCSE inc. Graphics, Textiles, RM and Food. We are passionate about evaluating and improving our pedagogy in order to offer our students the best possible opportunities for them to develop their skills in design and manufacture using a wide variety of materials and processes. 

At Key Stage Three students experience a broad Technology curriculum that includes Food, Textiles, Graphics, Product Design and Resistant Materials, taught in mixed ability groups on half termly rotations. Year 10 and Year 11 students currently select one of four technology options. We teach the AQA GCSE Specification for DT and the WJEC Specification for Food Prep & nutrition. At Key Stage Five we currently offer 4 courses including Product Design, Textiles, Graphics and 3D. We aim to offer consistently in the level outstanding teaching at all levels and expect every child to aim for 9’s.

As a Salesian school we are committed to extra-curricular projects. In the past we are proud to have won prizes at the SATRO Festival of Engineering. Students have also had high levels of success representing the school in the Rotary Club Young Chef competition. A variety of educational visits have been used to enhance and enrich the curriculum with visits to Lyon, Victoria & Albert Museum, Design museum, Laverstock Park Farm, Mulberry Factory and Borough Market.

We are committed to teacher training and currently have a SCITT trainee placed with us.  We are also always keen to work with NQTs as we firmly believe that we benefit as much from their fresh ideas and creativity as they do our guidance and experience.

The successful candidate will ideally specialise in delivering Textiles KS3 and/or Art KS5. This role offers an excellent opportunity to work within a strong, successful department, with potential to teach Sixth Form and would suit either an enthusiastic NQT or a more experienced professional looking to further their expertise in an outstanding school. 

We are extremely proud of our department, which has state of the art facilities, and strongly encourage a visit for any candidates considering the role. We look forward to welcoming a colleague who is as passionate about Design as we are!


We have a thriving and successful Art Department at Salesian School. Standards of teaching are very good across the board and as a result the subject is popular at Key Stage 4 and 5. Last year 85 students sat GCSE Art, 100% of them gained 4+ and 44% gained 7+, at A’ level 100% of students gained A*-B grades.

We have two dedicated teaching rooms at Guildford Rd and a further two studios and darkroom at our Sixth Form College. There are ICT facilities at both sites to encourage independent research and we are keen to develop our use of digital imagery. 

There are currently 5 teachers and a technician in the department all of whom are highly dedicated and keen to move the department to the next level. Are you the right person to join them?

More about Salesian School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9LU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1932 582520
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