Design Technology Teacher, Devon

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The Park Community SchoolDevon

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Start date: 01 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Design Technology Teacher, Full Time, Permanent MPS/UPS

Required from September  2019, an enthusiastic, well qualified, Teacher of  Technology with the ability to deliver and take ownership within the team  a specialism of Textiles.  The ability to offer Child Development would be advantageous. 

We seek a well qualified and enthusiastic teacher with a commitment to pupils of all ability in a comprehensive secondary school.  

This would be an ideal opportunity for an experienced colleague who is ready for a new challenge  in their career.   

The successful candidate would also be expected to join our team of tutors.

The Park is one of two 11-16 comprehensives in Barnstaple.  Park was opened in 1972 following the re-organisation of selective education in the town; however, the origins of the school date back to 1910, with the site housing both the Boys and Girls grammar schools.  Many elements of the original buildings remain and these help to link the school to its proud and strong history.

The school currently educates 1380 students, mainly from the town of Barnstaple and outlying villages.  In recent years, the popularity of the school has meant that the geographical catchment has increased, with many students now travelling some distance to join us.

On joining the school, each student is assigned to one of our five houses: Fortescue, Raleigh, Drake, Chichester or Kingsley.  The house system is rooted in the DNA of the school with many parents and grandparents showing allegiances to a particular house.  Siblings will also join the same house meaning that the Head of House creates a strong relationship with students and families over time.  Each house contains two tutor groups from each year group.  Students recognise the strength of the house system and value this greatly.  It creates a family environment within the school and leads to healthy competition in sports and other inter-house activities.


Excellent capacity for school improvement

Established support networks

Rural location in heart of Devon

Ample on-site car parking

Good transport links

Complementary mix of traditional and modern buildings

Suited departmental areas

Staff laptop scheme

Extensive staff CPD opportunities

Job location

More about The Park Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Park Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1271 373131
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