Design and Technology and Performing Arts Technician, Royal Wootton Bassett

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Royal Wootton Bassett AcademyRoyal Wootton Bassett

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Start date: 30th April 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: G22
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No


Design and Technology and Performing Arts Technician – 37 Hours per week for 39 weeks of the year

Salary Scale – G22

We need a skilled, competent, enthusiastic and motivated Design and Technology and Performing Arts Technician to provide effective support to the teaching staff and students of two hugely popular, vibrant and innovative Faculty areas with outstanding results. 

The ideal candidate will have superb technical skills and knowledge and will support Faculty areas where the subjects of Graphics, Product Design, Food Technology, Textiles, Engineering, Art, Photography, Music, Drama and Theatre Studies are taught from KS3 to KS5.

You will:

· Be able to prioritise and plan effective support for Graphics, Product Design, Engineering, Music, Drama and Theatre Studies.

· Be able to prepare and assemble and confidently use apparatus, equipment and materials for classwork, according to a pre-determined programme.

· Be able to construct sets for Performing Arts.

· Be confident in delivering demonstrations for staff and students.

· Be aware of Health and Safety implications.

· Be First Aid trained, or be willing to be.

· Be DATA trained, or willing to be.

· Be aware of storage regulations and basic maintenance of equipment.

· Have knowledge of sound and lighting systems.

· Work as a team member.

· Be an excellent communicator who develops positive relationships with students and staff alike. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified individual or an individual who is willing to train in the necessary skill areas.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is a very successful and very proud 11-18 school with 1,762 students on roll including 322 students in our very popular and successful Sixth Form. Royal Wootton Bassett has appeared in The Times Top 20 Secondary Schools in the South West. It is geographically situated in a pleasant location with Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds all within commuting distance.

In December 2010, the school was awarded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted. They described our students as “…an absolute delight.” and “in every area of the School they carry out exemplary practice.” In November 2013, the Academy was again awarded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted where they stated “Around the school, students are polite and courteous to each other, to members of staff and to visitors. Students listen attentively in lessons, and almost always respond rapidly to teachers’ instructions”. As far as we are aware, Royal Wootton Bassett is the only school in the country to be awarded this prestigious accolade in succession.

This appointment is subject to the Academy receiving two satisfactory references, one of which will include your current/last employer. Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is committed to Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding and this appointment is also subject to you providing relevant documents to the Academy proving your legal right to work in the UK, clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service of an enhanced check for regulated activity, confirmation of your professional qualifications and confirmation of your QTS status.

Further details about the Academy, this post and an application form can be found by visiting our website or telephoning Mrs Anita Ellis, Deputy Headteacher, on 01793 841907, or emailing Mrs Sharon Lazenby at

Closing Date – Friday 23rd March

Interviews –Week commencing 26th March

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, Lime Kiln, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 7HD

Employers Information – 

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy

Org Type: Mainstream

Phase: Secondary

Funding Status: State – Academy

Gender: Mixed

Age Range: 11-18

Want to Train as a Teacher? Royal Wootton Bassett Academy hosts the North Wiltshire SCITT which provides a ‘world class’ Initial Teacher Training programme – search UCAS or our website for more details

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More about Royal Wootton Bassett Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Lime Kiln, Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 7HG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1793 841 900
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