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Head of Design Technology

Queensmead SchoolHillingdon


MPR / UPR (Outer London) plus TLR (at least 1a) 

(salary is negotiable depending on experience)

Required for April 2023 (candidates for September 2023 will be considered)

With access to new facilities, this is an incredibly exciting opportunity for a well-qualified candidate.  We seek a positive, conscientious and assertive Head of Department to join our ambitious, high achieving and well-resourced Design & Technology department.  The department benefits from cutting edge technology and state of the art workshops.

As Head of Design Technology, you will become an integral part of our dynamic and exciting group of middle leaders.  You will appreciate the full support of our senior leadership team in taking the department to the next level.  You will enjoy working alongside a group of accomplished and experienced professionals and will be joining a strong department which delivers to both GCSE and A Level students.   Last year GCSE pupils achieved over 88% 9-4 in Design & Technology and 88% 9-4 in Engineering.  BTEC Engineering Level 3 students all achieved Distinction* grades.  Product Design students at KS5 achieved 83% A*-C.

The successful candidate will be required to teach Design & Technology, specialising in the teaching of either Engineering, Product Design or Graphics.

Subjects in the department are popular options at KS4 and KS5 currently offering Design & Technology, Graphic Design and Engineering at KS4 and Engineering and Product Design at KS5.  The successful candidate will share in our belief that the key to raising standards and levels of engagement is through high quality learning and teaching.

The department values both traditional and cutting edge technologies and is well equipped to deliver both.  The building includes three workshops and two computer suites, with areas set aside for 3D printing and laser cutting projects.

You will be joining a friendly, professional and collegiate school, which is wholly committed to securing the best outcomes for young people.  You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of induction, support and on-going professional development potentially leading to a variety of promotional opportunities.

Queensmead School is one of the leading schools in Northwest London.  We have a reputation for teaching excellence, which leads to exceptional outcomes for our students.  We invest heavily in our staff and we are very proud of their success. 


  • A comprehensive induction programme will be provided     
  • Ongoing extensive CPD programme     
  • Free Device     
  • Free BUPA Health Care Plan (Includes benefits worth over £2000)     
  • Free membership of the Fitness Zone at Queensmead Sports Centre     
  • Free access to Goals Soccer Centre     
  • Ride to Work Scheme

Please apply using the Queensmead School application form. All application forms must be completed with a covering letter addressed to Miss R Johnston, Head Teacher, and sent to:- Email:

Closing date:     Monday 20th February 2023 (9am)

Interviews:        Thursday 23rd February 2023

Applications will be shortlisted and interviewed at the earliest opportunity. Early applications for this post are recommended.

Queensmead School, Queens Walk, South Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0LS Tel:  020 8845 6266

Queensmead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to references and an enhanced DBS check.

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