Design & Technology Teacher, Hampstead, London

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Devonshire House Preparatory SchoolHampstead, London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An exciting opportunity to join a thriving co-educational preparatory school in Hampstead.  

Devonshire House Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

If the candidate has lived in a country other than the UK for a period of 3 months or more since the age of 18, a foreign criminal policy check will be required irrespective of whether they worked in those countries. Devonshire House Preparatory School is an equal opportunities employer. 

To apply for the post, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. 

Closing date for completed applications; 5pm on Tuesday 27th February 2018 with interviews taking place on Tuesday 6th March 2018.


Design & Technology Teacher


  1. To teach DT to the relevant years, as agreed with the Headmistress and Deputy Head - Academic. 
  2. To prepare schemes of work, termly plans and weekly lesson plans for his or her specialist subject linking to the National Curriculum at the appropriate levels as indicated by the Devonshire House Syllabus.
  3. To take on the role of Form Tutor to a class as agreed with the Headmistress and Deputy Head - Academic. To be responsible for the pastoral care of the children in that class, including the teaching of the school’s PSHE syllabus.
  4. To liaise with other teachers in parallel classes to ensure consistency across the curriculum.
  5. To teach lessons at the times stipulated on the school timetable.
  6. To promote and safeguard pupils’ welfare. To create and maintain a safe working environment in the designated DT rooms, including all aspects of Health and Safety and maintenance of tools and machinery. 
  7. To maintain order and good discipline among pupils and safeguard their health and safety.
  8. To set, mark and record work done in school and for homework.
  9. To carry out all other duties, in and out of the classroom, including out of school activities and outings, care of the environment, display and overall care.
  10. To make regular assessments of pupils’ attainment and progress and enter pupils half termly grades on the academic database.
  11. To write reports on pupils’ attainment and progress twice per year.
  12. To attend parents’ evenings to discuss pupils’ progress with parents.
  13. To promote and instil a passion for and an understanding of design and technology in the modern world in the pupils.


  1. To attend to any other matters as detailed in the Staff Handbook.
  2. To attend staff meetings to discuss curriculum, pastoral and other matters.
  3. To be familiar with and to follow guidelines as set out in the school staff policy documents, with particular reference to Child Protection and to Health and Safety.
  4. To attend weekly staff briefings.
  5. To supervise, or, in other ways cover, the class or duties of a colleague on short-term absence.
  6. To take assemblies on a periodic basis.
  7. To promote a good standard of pastoral care.
  8. To share in the pastoral duties on rota basis, e.g. break and lunchtime duties.
  9. To attend other School Events in the course of the year such as Parents Evenings, School Fairs and Carol Concerts.
  10.  Periodically to review programmes of work and methods of teaching.
  11. To attend courses to develop professional skills.


  1. To work in a co-operative, diplomatic and flexible manner.
  2. To foster and maintain good working relationships, acting as a courteous, friendly and business-like member of the school team.
  3. To maintain good practice in terms of staff attendance, discipline and professional attitude in the school.
  4. To keep the Headmistress, Deputy Head - Academic and Upper School Deputy Head informed of any relevant matters concerning pupils or staff.
  5. To work with the administrative staff in order to ensure the smooth running of the school on a day-to-day basis and on special occasions.
  6. To undertake such additional duties as might be reasonably requested by the Headmistress or other authorised person.

Elements of this job description may be re-negotiated periodically.

Job Specification

Qualifications: The successful applicant will preferably be an experienced teacher of KS2 & KS3 pupils; however, applications from NQTs will be accepted. 

Full Job Description and Specification attached.

To apply for the post, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. 

Closing date for completed applications; 5pm on Tuesday 27th February 2018 with interviews taking place on Tuesday 6th March 2018.

Job location

More about Devonshire House Preparatory School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 2 - 13 years
Address: 2 Arkwright Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 6AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 435 1916
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