Design Technology Teacher

Downland SchoolWiltshire

Downland School is a co-educational maintained community special school for pupils aged between 10 and 16 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Our pupils predominately come from across Wiltshire. However, we do also accommodate pupils from surrounding authorities such as Bristol, BANEs, Hampshire and Somerset. 

We educate pupils with varying aptitudes and abilities; we are extremely proud of the achievements and progress that all the pupils make. Our pupils have a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) including Autism (ASC), attachment disorders and Social, Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties We seek to ensure that, by the time our pupils leave us, they emerge as self-confident individuals able to manage their own learning; equipped with the skills and competencies to successfully take the next steps in their lives. 

We promote the highest standards of educational achievement at all levels and provide a broad and balanced education experience, differentiated according to need. Our commitment to supporting the ‘whole’ child and their development is underpinned by our strong pastoral systems and our committed and trained staff. At Downland we promote inclusion and equality and celebrate diversity. Pupils frequently make rapid and accelerated progress managing their own behaviour and managing their anxieties as well as progressing academically. 

        Our mission statement is ‘Aspire, Achieve and Thrive’.

We wish to appoint a dynamic, ambitious, and well-qualified teacher of Design Technology who has a proven record in raising achievement. This is an exciting opportunity to join our enthusiastic, committed and professional team and to teach pupils from year 6 to year 11. 

You will have a passion for your subject, a track record of outstanding teaching and the ability to teach pupils with SEND. You will fully participate in developing Design Technology across the school and initiatives to secure outstanding teaching and learning in all aspects of school life. You will have a strong commitment to the wider pastoral role and wish to make a significant positive impact on our young people’s lives, securing the very best outcomes. 

Can you raise aspiration and rise to the challenge?

Key areas of work will include:

• Continue to/participate in, driving up the quality of Design Technology provision at   Downland School 

• Inspiring the quality of teaching and learning within the Design Technology department

• Delivering consistently good or outstanding lessons 

• Focusing, strongly, on raising levels of progress and attainment

• Focusing on developing the needs of the whole child

• Teaching mixed ability class groups of pupils with complex SEND

• Participating fully in all aspects of pastoral care and wider school life 

Enthusiasm and commitment to working with and raising achievement for pupils with SEND is paramount to us; you will be expected to actively demonstrate the school’s core values and embrace ‘The Downland Way’. 



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