DT part-time – only 4 periods per week (3hours/wk) are required
We are looking for a small number of additional periods for the 2018/19 timetable in the DT department. The hours come about through an additional group in year 10, but the teaching could be delivered flexibly at any key stage to fit the experience of an applicant. Perhaps given the small time of this post it might suit a recently retired teacher who would like to continue a small element of classroom teaching going. It might suit someone returning to work or to a teacher with an existing part-time post who would like to add some extra time at another school. Although a qualified teacher would be preferred we might be able to consider an unqualified teacher with the right technical skills (e.g. from an engineering or design career) and we are willing to consider a variety of options in the light of interest shown.
DT is taught to all boys in years 7-9 and is offered at GCSE and A-level (Eduqas syllabus followed).
The school has a national reputation for success in STEM activities. The Intermediate Engineer of the Year was a Sutton Grammar student in 2017 and he completes his A-levels, including DT next year. The school has a STEM technician who teaches physics but also supports industrial links and science and technology competitions and projects.
Electronics is taught at the school by a specialist member of staff who is a member of the physics department.
We offer our students flexibility within their projects at GCSE and A-level to include electronic products or graphic products or products made with resistant materials within the same class and so flexibility from our teachers is also highly valued. A willingness to contribute to the development of the department would be valued.
The department uses the computer programme 2D Design. Knowledge of some of CAD/CAM, basic KS3-electronics, and product design principles are desirable but the willingness to learn and adapt are even more important than a specific skills set or experience to date.