Teacher of Design & Technology (Engineering and Product Design), Oxfordshire

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Oxford AcademyOxfordshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale of Upper Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Design & Technology - Engineering and Product Design

Start Date: September 2018

Location: Littlemore, Oxford

Salary: Main or Upper Pay Spine

Contract: Full time and permanent - NQTs welcome

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of a full time Teacher of Design & Technology specialising in Enginerring and Product Desgin at The Oxford Academy.  We are a Good school with Outstanding Leadership Management and Professional Development following our Ofsted inspection in 2016.  We are ranked in the top 0.2% of schools nationally and where behaviour in and around the school is exemplary. 

All levels of experience considered.

The successful applicant will join an energetic and friendly department and will enjoy working with highly-motivated and intellectually-curious students at all levels. This is an exciting time to join the department where Design and Technology is a popular choice for GCSE. 

The department motivates students through an innovative curriculum where every student is encouraged to achieve. Design and Technology classrooms are well resourced and equipped with modern tools/resources as well as ICT based packages that allow a range of teaching methods to be used.  Our classrooms offer a stimulating environment, which fosters a culture of mutual respect for successful learning.  We do have a part time Design Technology Technician who assists the department in preparing the required resources for lessons.

The ideal candidate will have: 

• Recognised teaching qualification PGCE or equivalent QTS/NQT in Design and Technology specialising in Engineering and Product Design ;

• Strong subject knowledge and ability to teach a wide range of technology areas at KS3;  

• Experience of teaching BTEC Engineering at KS4 and KS5; 

• Able to teach to A Level standard mathematics;

• Be creative, passionate and dedicated to supporting learning and development of all students in the class;  

• Have excellent communication skills and the ability to promote high quality teaching and learning, taking responsibility for students’ progress;  

• Have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning;  

• Have the ability to be a team player who is prepared to go the extra mile to support students and who will enjoy the challenges of these roles;  

•  Have the ability to embrace and contribute to the vision and direction of the department as we strive for further success together; 

• Have the ability to play a full role in maintaining and enhancing the current high standards in the department, modeling positive learning behavior, having high expectations of the students in all aspects of their learning.


Please see job description and person specification for further details. 

Application packs are available on the Oxford Academy website at: theoxfordacademy.org.uk

If you have, any queries about the application process or would like further information or to arrange a visit to the Academy, please contact Ann O’Reilly, HR Manager: ann.oreilly@theoxfordacademy.org.uk

Closing Date for online applications:  Midday Friday 18 May 2018 

We regret that if you do not receive any correspondence by Friday 25 May 2018 please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.  

The Oxford Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant for any position will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS (disclosure and barring system) and appropriate Right to Work clearances.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 6JZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 774311
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