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Teacher of Design and Technology ( Full time/Maternity Cover)

Chigwell SchoolChigwell, Essex

Required for February 2022

We require a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher to join a lively, successful and popular department for a maternity cover commencing in February 2022. 

The Design and Technology department at Chigwell offers a broad and exciting curriculum that aims to develop pupils’ knowledge and awareness of contemporary design and technology. The successful applicant will have the skills, energy and enthusiasm to enhance the teaching of Design & Technology at Key Stage 3, GCSE and A level. The applicant should ideally have a background in resistant materials, engineering or product design. The D&T Department currently has a bias towards Resistant Materials at Key Stage 3 and follows the AQA specifications at GCSE and A level. Experience of using CAD/CAM would be essential. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an inspirational teacher with determination and a sense of humour to participate actively in a forward-looking department. The successful candidate will be given as much opportunity as possible to gain valuable experience, both academically and pastorally. This appointment could suit a recent graduate or someone wishing to gain further teaching experience in a highly academic school. 

Chigwell School is located in the picturesque village of Chigwell just 10 miles from central London and on the Central Line.  Close to the edge of Epping Forest, we enjoy over 100 acres of beautiful grounds. As well as being an academic school, it has a growing reputation, locally and nationally, for its sport, music, art and drama. We endeavour to provide an all round education to girls and boys from the ages of four to eighteen years. Pupils are enthusiastic, co-operative and able, and colleagues get on well together. There is a well-developed sense of community.

We are predominantly a day school but there are some 25 Sixth Form boarders who are mainly from overseas; from a sixteen or so different countries. They add a real international flavour to our community.   

Teaching staff are supplied with a laptop computer for teaching and administrative purposes. The successful applicant will be appointed on to the main national salary scale (incorporating London Fringe). There is an additional scaled Chigwell Allowance and a competitive benefits package. 

Further details can be found on the School website (

Application is by a form which can be downloaded from our website (select Vacancies) and submitted to the HR Manager:

Closing date: 13th December 2021

Chigwell is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers, prohibition orders and enhanced DBS.

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