Teacher of Design & Technology, Kent

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Norton Knatchbull SchoolKent

Date posted:
Start date: as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes



Start date: As soon as possible, however flexible for the right candidate

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well qualified graduate to contribute to the teaching within this highly successful department. The post is equally suitable for an NQT (potentially starting in Sept 2020) or more experienced colleague looking for a new challenge. We welcome applicants who are keen to work with high achieving and ambitious students. Teachers with experience in the non-selective sector are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to teach across all Key Stages, with a specialism in Product Design. The department team is highly motivated and frequently achieves above national benchmarks. The department is well resourced, with a full time technician, a good range of CAD/CAM equipment, and plans are being prepared for moving into specialist Design & Technology facilities in the near future. The department has a range of innovative projects that address the new GCSE over a 5 year plan from Y7 to Y11. The appointee would be expected to contribute towards further developing and refining of these resources. Students have high aspirations in the subject. Over recent years, numbers at GCSE and A level have increased significantly. 

For an application form and additional information, visit our school website at www.nks.kent.sch.uk   Please send completed applications to Mrs. S. Butcher, P.A. to the Headteacher, either by post or by emailing sbutcher@nks.kent.sch.uk  For applicants currently serving as teachers, one of the referees should be your current Headteacher or Acting Headteacher.  

Deadline for applications: 9 a.m. Monday 16th December 2019.  Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the Christmas holiday.

NKS is committed to the Continuing Professional Development of all our staff.  We support our employees in career development and respect initiative and ambition.  As such we are committed to using Performance Management; formal and informal training; coaching and mentoring; and peer support to ensure the progression of our staff.  In return we expect commitment and a desire to improve and excel from our colleagues.

All new recruits to our team will be further supported by a comprehensive Induction Programme and a Mentor.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  All posts are offered subject to satisfactory references and a clear DBS check.

Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

More about The Norton Knatchbull School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0QJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1233 620045
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