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Teacher of Design and Technology

Ashford SchoolKent

Required from September 2021 for the Autumn Term only


We have an excellent opportunity for a creative and committed Teacher of Design and Technology (D&T) to work in Ashford School’s Creative and Performing Arts faculty from September to December 2021.

With a degree in a relevant subject and a particular focus on Product Design, the Teacher of D&T will use their passion to inspire students to be innovative and imaginative in their application to the subject.

Reporting to the Head of Design and Technology, the successful candidate will teach the subject from Year 7 through to A Level. At Key Stage 4 and 5, the department follows the AQA syllabus. Lessons take place in dedicated D&T workshops and a Design and Technology Technician is available to give assistance with apparatus set-up for lessons.

The successful candidate must be familiar with computer technology as a tool for learning, teaching and administration. Competency in the use of 2D TechSoft Design and or AutoCAD Inventor is preferable.

All teaching rooms are equipped with permanent internet access and interactive whiteboards; all students in KS3 and KS4 have access to a Surface Go in their lessons with which to access a variety of learning platforms.

In addition, the successful candidate should be capable of guiding students of all abilities and also those whose first language is not English. Personal engagement is essential, and responding to the needs of the individual is at the heart of the faculty’s ethos.

Teachers at Ashford enjoy a welcoming, comfortable and well-resourced environment. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to cover a tutor group during the Autumn Term, as well as contribute to co-curricular activities related to Design and Technology.

Salary by negotiation and dependent on skills, attributes and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Note - We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible.

Ashford School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life-changing education across England. As a group, we achieve more by sharing than any single school could.

Ashford School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link: https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2143390?cid=1567&rsid=0&js=0&LinkType=1&FromSearch=False

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