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Head of Design and Technology

Taunton SchoolTaunton, Somerset

Thank you for your interest in Taunton School and this role.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a school which prides itself on the high calibre of staff who make up our warm, friendly and diverse community.  

We are seeking to appoint an engaging, committed and inspirational Head of Design and Technology to join our busy and thriving Senior School in September 2021 or January 2022. The Design and Technology department is vibrant and progressive.  It has a high profile in the school community and has always attracted high quality staff who have enjoyed the harmonious and open-minded atmosphere. The Department is very well equipped, including three design studios, two workshops, a CAD CAM suite, an exhibition space, store and a staff office.

The successful candidate will teach all stages to a high standard (years 9 to 11) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma course and will lead and manage the teaching and learning in the subject within the curriculum throughout the Senior School. Teaching will be differentiated according to pupil need and in line with the school’s ethos and policies, striving for continual development and high attainment.  They will have a real passion for Design and Technology and a good sound knowledge of developments in practice and pedagogy. 

With the support of your talented team, you will have overall responsibility for leading the department and promoting the subject and will actively contribute to co-curricular enrichment activities. Central to your aims will be ensuring that each child can discover the skills, abilities, talents and interests that lie within them.

The successful candidate will be able to showcase their unwavering passion for teaching the curriculum in an inspiring way to ignite our students’ passion for the subject, and to help students to achieve success in their exams and in their future lives. You will be passionate and enthusiastic about your subject with high expectations for your department.

Our School ethos is one of a shared responsibility and positive contribution from all to the life and work of this busy community. This is what makes Taunton School such a thriving, energetic and well-rounded Independent School. We offer a competitive package and an outstanding environment in which to work.

Please visit our Careers page to find out more about working at Taunton, and please refer to the job description and person specification available online to find out more about the role. 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Mr Damian Henderson

Deputy Head Academic

How to Apply

For more information about working at Taunton School, and to view the detailed job description and person specification for this role, please visit

To apply, please click on 'apply for job' on the job page.

Equal Opportunities

Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.  Candidates will be assessed against relevant criteria only (i.e. skills, qualifications, abilities, experience) in selection and recruitment.  


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check. 

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday 18th April 2021, early applications are encouraged. 

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