Design Technology Teacher, Hertfordshire

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The Priory SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: 3rd January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS1-UPS3 (depending on experience) plus R&R £3,000
Contract term: Permanent

The Priory School
Bedford Road
01462 622300

The Priory School is a thriving learning community which seeks to appoint a teacher of Design Technology with Graphics Specialism (desirable). We are looking for innovative and passionate teachers who can inspire students to embrace the opportunities that Design Technology offers.

You will be an inspirational colleague who will help the school achieve our vision of 'Educating Students for Success in Life'.  We are a rapidly improving school with a dynamic, positive learning environment and we will provide you with the right balance of support, challenge and stimulation.

We are an oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational foundation school with over 1100 students on role. The school is situated in the greenbelt on a 27 acres site with ample parking.  The market town of Hitchin is a highly sort after destination with excellent local amenities and transport links.  Central London and Cambridge are all within 40 minutes travel by rail and our nearest airport is 20 minutes by road.

At The Priory School all teachers and support staff believe that every child has the right and ability to succeed.  To embed our students' learning, we need to ensure that we have strong partnerships with parents and carers.  By sharing the same educational goals and working collaboratively together, we are able to lay the foundations for their future success.  In 2017 Ofsted identified that we were a 'good' school where 'pupils feel they belong, regardless of race, religion or sexuality.'   Our students feel valued and safe because we have created a learning environment which promotes high expectations, aspirations and academic achievement. New colleagues will be provided with the right balance of support, challenge and stimulation for both job satisfaction and career development.

The Priory School:

  • is oversubscribed
  • is a Good school (March 2017) and will be an Outstanding school at the next Ofsted inspection
  • has happy, disciplined students who are eager to achieve their best
  • is situated on an attractive greenbelt campus in Hitchin with excellent transport links
  • actively promotes staff wellbeing
  • is a school that is committed to innovation and excellence

Please find attached the job description and person specification for further information about the position. If you would like a conversation about the post, or would like to visit the school in advance of applying, please contact Nicola Blake, Personnel Manager by email:

Preferred start date is Wednesday 3rd January 2018, alternatively we would consider start date of Monday 9th April 2018.

Please return the completed forms and enclosing a letter of application addressed to Geraint Edwards, Headteacher, by 3:30pm on Monday 20th November.  Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 27th May 2017.

Closing date: 20/11/2017 17:00:00

Interview date: Week Commencing 27th November

For more information and to apply online :



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More about The Priory School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Bedford Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2UR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1462 622300
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