Teacher of Design and Technology/Food and Nutrition, Brighton and Hove

Closing date:Expiring soon

King's SchoolBrighton and Hove

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020 or ASAP after
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Design and Technology/Food and Nutrition

Contract: Full time, permanent

Salary:  Main Scale/UPS – NQTs are welcome to apply

Start date: January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

Application closing date: Monday 18th November

Interview date: Tuesday 26th November


Are you an outstanding D&T/Food & Nutrition teacher who is looking for a new challenge? King’s School is currently recruiting for a teacher of Design Technology with QTS to join our growing school community. Applications from experienced teachers or NQTs are welcome; if you are an outstanding classroom teacher with a passion for student learning and you want to be part of something new and exciting, we look forward to receiving your application. 


Your new department

The successful applicant will join a small, committed and experienced department, supported by a highly skilled technician. We are resourceful, creative and passionate about D&T and Food & Nutrition. We run annual enrichment visits to Thorpe Park and Harry Potter World so our students can experience design and engineering in action. Along with our colleagues in Science and Maths, we also put on enrichment activities and events to get students excited about and engaged in STEM, including taking part in the ‘Girls Do’ STEM conference. At our new permanent site, the Design and Technology department enjoy a suite of purpose built technology rooms and preparation spaces. From the spring of 2020 we will begin offering Food Technology, a new challenge for the department and one that we are looking forward to tucking into! 


Who are we? 

King’s School is an ecumenical Christian School in the Diocese of Chichester, affiliated to the Church of England. The school opened its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2013 and there are currently approximately 600 students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 with a team of over 60 teachers and support staff. In August 2019 we moved onto our new permanent site in West Blatchington. We are now the proud occupiers of a three-storey new build which has fully equipped, state of the art, facilities for teaching across the curriculum.  


Our aim is to provide a high quality education in a caring Christian environment in which every student is known and cared for. We are committed to outstanding academic performance and to fostering a love of learning. Our work and relationships are based upon the four core Christian values of Love, Forgiveness, Respect and Responsibility and through these we encourage and support every student and member of staff to be the best that they can be.


Why join King’s School?

• Enthusiastic, committed and supportive staff team and SLT

• Range of opportunities for professional development

• Excellent support through our sponsor- the Russell Education Trust

• Close proximity to the vibrant city of Brighton


The closing date for applications is 18th November 2019- Midday. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for interview shortly after close of applications. 


If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact Eleanor Edwards on 01273 840004, or email vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk. There will be an opportunity for applicants to visit the school on Tuesday 12th November at 3.30pm. Ms. Edwards, Business Manager will lead a tour of the school and answer any questions you may have. Please email vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk to book a place. With regret, we will not be able to accommodate requests for tours at other times. 


If you wish to apply for this position, please visit our website for the application form and further information www.kingsschoolhove.org.uk/vacancies.php Completed applications should be sent to vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk by noon on the closing date. 


We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process.  Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post.


King’s School is a Free School which takes funding from the department for Education and operates as any other state school. Our sponsor is the Russell Education Trust which is an organisation staffed solely by Educational Professionals (and not by private business). 



More about King's School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Hangleton Way, Portslade, Hove, Brighton and Hove, BN3 8BN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1273 840004
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