Teacher of Design and Technology
Contract Full time, Permanent
Salary MPS/UPS (fringe)
Start Date September 2020
We seek to appoint an outstanding teacher of Design and Technology who is dynamic, enthusiastic and creative. The successful applicant will be passionate about inspiring our students and be a team player who works collaboratively with colleagues. The ideal candidate would have a specialism in Product Design.
Our fantastic department offers Design and Technology to all students in Key Stage 3, after which time students may opt for a GCSE in any one or two of the three courses offered. We also run A’ levels in D&T Product Design and Art and Design; Textiles.
Product design had successful results in 2019, with 64% of students on or above their target at GCSE and 91% of students on or above their target grade at A Level.
This post provides exciting opportunities for either an experienced teacher or an NQT. We offer a full support and induction programme for all new staff and a commitment to continued professional development.
The successful applicant will be:
Qualified to deliver Product Design across Key Stages 3 – 5 to the highest standard
An excellent communicator who is able to meet deadlines
A reflective practitioner who is willing to take an active role in the wider life of the school
A strong team player
Passionate about the success of students, the department and the school
We will offer you a positive and innovative learning culture supported by students, staff, parents and governors. We have enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and behave well in and around the school, and a professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff with capacity and commitment to raise student achievement even further. In our most recent Staff Opinion Survey 99% of staff stated that they are proud to work at Tring School.
Staff well being is important to us and we have an active WellBeing team who provide initiatives throughout the year. All staff have free access to an Employee Assistance programme and receive high quality CPD opportunities. In our most recent Staff Opinion Survey 97% of staff agreed that they have the skills and training to do their job well.
Tring School is popular and over-subscribed, serving the town of Tring and the surrounding villages. It is a mixed Church of England all-ability school, 1500 on roll with over 300 Post-16 students. Academic attainment is well above average and improving year on year. The school strives to support and encourage individual growth within a caring community. We have a talented team of staff who are ambitious to become outstanding in all areas of our work. Ofsted Inspection November 2017 stated: ‘Pupils are highly motivated to learn.' ‘Teaching is good overall with outstanding features.’
To apply, please complete a teacher application form along with a cover letter and send to Mrs M Hutchinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in a more part time position please do apply as this may be considered.
The School reserves the right to appoint a candidate to this post at any stage in the selection process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and two professional references.