Teacher of Creative Arts - Design Technology focused, North Yorkshire

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Queen Ethelburga's CollegiateNorth Yorkshire

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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS with Queen Ethelburga’s Salary Enhancement
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

If you are a high performing Design Technology/3D Design  teacher or a talented graduate in Design Technology or a related area, willing to train as a teacher and have a natural enthusiasm for developing and improving the skills and experience of our students across the Collegiate then this could be the role for you.


Queen Ethelburga’s is an Independent Collegiate of four co-educational schools. Located in North Yorkshire between the towns of York and Harrogate, we offer outstanding facilities and motivated students who join us with a broad range of academic, social and cultural backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being a happy community where students can grow to reach their full potential, both academically and socially. To meet the needs of our students we offer a wide choice of qualifications, a supportive environment and an exciting programme of extra–curricular opportunities, which are underpinned by high quality teaching and learning. The school actively promotes the professional development of its staff through induction, CPD and career development opportunities. 

The postholder will join the department at an exciting time, as co-curricular opportunities are being developed alongside the academic curriculum, providing career development and varied responsibilities. In addition, the opportunity for a departmental management role may be possible for the right candidate.

The Creative Arts Department

The Creative Arts Department comprises a number of key areas, including Drama, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Design Technology, Fine Art, Fashion, Textiles, Ceramics and Photography. Further specialisms are under development. The ability to offer more than one subject from this range or within the broader creative arts would be of benefit, but the priority subject to be offered must be Design Technology.

The postholder will provide outstanding teaching of Design Technology, ideally with experience in product design, 3D design or resistant materials across key stages 2-5, maintaining the high standards of the Collegiate.  The role requires flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the Collegiate need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed in this job description.  

There are currently 40 x 35 min lessons per week of which 34 are timetabled (please note the school day is under review for September 2019).  There is a regular Saturday morning Academy for the Performing Arts which we are seeking to expand to cover a range of Creative Arts options. The postholder will be expected to offer evening and weekend tuition slots with time in lieu given during the school day. We teach for 34 weeks of the academic year. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Deliver subject specific lessons as required, in line with your specialism(s) and the needs of the department
  • Provide lunch time, evening and weekend activities and develop the range of opportunities for our students
  • Provide optional 1-2-1 lessons in a variety of disciplines
  • Support pupils consistently, recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Utilise a variety of teaching methods and ensure that your lessons are engaging at all levels
  • Forge links with other areas that could benefit from cross curricular learning such as Performing Arts, Music, Business and Mathematics, Art and Science, etc.

QE is committed to ensuring a safe environment for its pupils and staff. 

Applicants will be required to provide proof of identity and undergo the relevant DBS checks for their role. The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the Collegiate’s Child Protection Policy and Staff Code of Conduct at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school s/he must report any concerns to the Collegiate’s Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

Any personal information you share with us on your application form will be used solely for recruitment purposes. Your details will be held for up to 6 months and destroyed after this time. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th June 2019

We receive high volumes of applications, due to this if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, unfortunately on this occasion your application will not have been successful.

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More about Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 19 years
Address: Thorpe Underwood Estate, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 9SS, United Kingdom.
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