Teacher of Design & Technology, Edmonton, London

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Aylward AcademyEdmonton, London

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £28,355 - £44,541 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

£28,355 - £44,541 per annum

September start

Full-time, permanent

We warmly welcome applications from both NQTs and more experienced practitioners!

Inspire their remarkable with us 

In line with the Government’s announcement, our academy is operating on a rota basis to allow those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response the opportunity to attend. However, during this period it is our intention to continue with essential recruitment for key positions starting in September 2020. We want to reassure applicants that effective measures will be implemented to ensure their health and wellbeing and in most cases we will use a virtual recruitment process.

Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

Aylward Academy is an inclusive 11-19 community school and proud to serve the communities around Enfield. Over the last 4 years our school has been transformed and we are looking forward to continued success.

If you’re an outstanding, enthusiastic and ambitious Teacher of Design & Technology with QTS (or a Graphics teacher) who can teach at KS3 and KS4 and across all ability ranges, and thinking about your next career move, please get in touch.
 We welcome applications from all subject specialisms but you will demonstrate high standards of delivery in a consistent manner and be committed to improving achievement across all key stages.  We warmly welcome applications from both newly qualified teachers and also more experienced practitioners.

We can offer you:

  • The CPD at Aylward is excellent, there is a wide range of personalised opportunities to develop your practice and further develop your career. As a team we support and challenge each other through meetings, peer observation, mentoring and team planning.
  • Opportunities to join a career development programme in line with your professional development – ie Ambition School Leadership, Transforming Teacher programme, Tailored Support Programme
  • An extremely diverse and engaging student body; working at Aylward will prepare you for any London school and is an exciting challenge for those who’re looking to teach a vibrant multicultural mix of all abilities
  • Friendly and supportive SLT - the door is always open to speak freely to senior leaders and you will be warmly received from your very first day 

What you can offer us:

  • The ability to engage a team of colleagues, inspire trust, and implement the right strategies within your classroom to ensure sustained progress across the subject
  • Be committed to continuous improvement and development of both your students, yourself and the department
  • Commitment to engage with and inspire pupils and build excellent relationships

Department Overview

The Design Technology and Engineering Department is inspiring the next generation of Design Engineers. In 2019 we were granted Teen Tech Silver Centre Innovation status following success of 2 awards. In 2020 we were awarded TFL STEM Centre Award and accreditation status with a grant. 

The DTE Department has strong links with STEM-based learning for our students to experience real-life Engineering Problems. During the current Head of Department's leadership, we have created a range of relationships with external stakeholders such as universities, engineering companies and many STEM-related centres.

KS3 students are on a rotation of 14 weeks with both Catering and practice their Design Thinking and Practise skills in Years 7-9. 

At GCSE we offer OCR Design Technology 9-1 and Engineering L1/2 BTEC Technical Award for our EAL Hub Students 

At KS5 we now offer a new course: Engineering - National Extended Certificate. 

The Department has a range of modern design facilities. These include: 

  • 3 Large Design workshop Rooms 
  • 2 Resistant Materials Workshops 
  • 1 Prep Room 
  • 1 Rapid Prototyping CAD Lab with 30 PCs and Laser cutting facilities  

The Department also has the following CAM 

  • A1 Spirit GS Laser cutter
  • Cube Pro 3D Printer  
  • FM Routers 
  • Metal Laithe
  • Wood Laithe
  • Workshop machinery and Tools 
  • A CAD suite with the modern CAD software including Fusion and AutoDesk 
  • Pewter Casting Facilities 
  • T-Shirt and Mug Pressing Graphic Machinery 

We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It’s what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you’ll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we’re inspiring. 

AET can offer:

  • More opportunity to grow your career - We’ll support you in developing your career and experience at this school or another AET school.
  • More tailored support - We understand every academy is unique. We’ll give you tailored support and flexibility, allowing you to do what’s best for your children. 
  • More chance to see what’s out there - We create opportunities for teachers to visit other AET academies and learn from outside experience.
  • More like minded colleagues, so you can benefit from others’ experience - You’re connected to our network of over 60 academies and thousands of education professionals. 
  • More technology so you can make more impact - G Suite for Education embedded throughout. Collaborative cloud technology gives you access to the latest tools, when and where it suits you. More tech enabled classrooms mean less time spent on admin and more time teaching.
  • More time - We strive to minimise unnecessary distractions so you can have energy for your job, and your life.

Closing date: Friday 01 May 2020

Interviews will commence shortly after the closing date.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. To apply please click the ‘Quick Apply’ button.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin. Further details can be found on our careers page.

AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates for further details. 



More about Aylward Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Windmill Road, Edmonton, London, N18 1NB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8803 1738
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