Teacher of Design and Technology (Product Design), Wiltshire

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Kingdown SchoolWiltshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

As a forward-looking and innovative school we are seeking to appoint a highly skilled Product Design practitioner to join our Design Team.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an NQT or experienced teacher to join our highly successful Design Department.  An ability to teach across the full age and ability range up to A Level is desirable.  We provide an excellent and comprehensive support and induction   programme for NQTs.

Kingdown School is ranked in the top 10 secondary schools in Wiltshire situated in   Warminster in the heart of beautiful rural Wiltshire with excellent links to Salisbury, Bath, Bristol and the South-West.  Kingdown School is an academy under the Acorn Education Trust providing exciting opportunities to improve local education and draw on the collective   experience of a Trust.

The Department

There are currently seven teachers in the Design Department, supported by a team of two teaching assistants and two technicians. Teaching and Learning Responsibilities (TLR’s) in the Design Department is as follows:

 Our Department is housed in a covered quad with an ICT suite, 4 newly updated workshops and a textiles room, as well as office space. We also have a newly furnished Food & Nutrition kitchen and classroom.  All full time design teachers in the Department have their own room in which they teach but we often have to move for ICT based lessons. We have good CAD facilities, including a Universal Laser Systems 60Watt Laser and 2 3D Printers.

For the successful candidate we can offer:

  • enthusiastic, friendly and hardworking students with excellent attitudes to learning;
  • a caring and supportive community environment;
  • a commitment to professional development;
  • full support and induction programme for NQTs.
  • the opportunity to work effectively with other schools as part of a multi-academy   trust.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.  For more information please take time to view via the links below.  To apply please use the "apply" button and, write a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your philosophy of education and send, along with your current CV, by email to  elf@acorneducationtrust.com 

Mrs Elaine Fullick, Kingdown School,   Woodcock Road, WARMINSTER, Wiltshire BA12 9DR

Tel: 01985 224264 - E-mail: elf@acorneducationtrust.com

Interviews: w/c 26th February 2018

Kingdown School, as part of the Acorn Education Trust, is   committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young   people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in   obtaining this post you will be subject to a Disclosure from the Disclosure   and Barring Service and health screening.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Woodcock Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9DR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1985 215551
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Kingdown School is an 11 to 18 school set in the charming market town of Warminster, Wiltshire on the edge of Salisbury Plain lying between Bath and Salisbury.  Warminster is a bustling garrison town with a population of approximately 17,000. &n...