Teacher of Design & Technology, Keighley

Closing date:

Beckfoot Oakbank AcademyKeighley

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale to Upper Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Technology – Beckfoot Oakbank 

w.e.f.  1 September 2019

(Resistant Materials, Product Design, Engineering specialisms)

Subject Leader - Second in Faculty is also available at TLR2b for suitable candidates

We require an enthusiastic and forward-thinking teacher of Technology, who has the desire to join our large and thriving Technology Faculty. Our school is committed to delivering a remarkable education, and is looking for a colleague who motivates, inspires and instils a passion for learning in all students.   We are a 7-13 school and can offer A level teaching (training if needed).

What we are looking for:

• A qualified teacher with good subject knowledge and a proven track record of excellence in the classroom. NQTs are more than welcome to apply.

• An inclusive individual who has high expectations for all students, irrespective of their starting points.

• A positive and highly professional team player who is willing to share ideas and best practice.

What we can offer you:

• The opportunity to teach a popular subject as part of a supportive team. Technology is one of the strongest departments in school. Students currently experience Technology in a carrousel in Y7&8 and can select, OCR Engineering design and Product Design at A level.  Numbers at KS4 and KS5 are very healthy in these subjects.  

• Inquisitive and engaging students.

• Weekly collaborative planning time. 

• High quality CPD, both within the school and across the Trust (eg if new to engineering we can train/support)

• State of the art buildings with well-equipped, well-resourced classrooms. 

• The department has shared values and support one another.  It is also a very successful department which has consistently produced some of the best results in the school.

Beckfoot Oakbank is an 11-18 co-ed school with approximately 1550 students. It is located in Keighley. It joined the Beckfoot Multi Academy Trust in September 2016. It did so because of its ambition to create a great school and improve rapidly. The school moved into a brand new £30m purpose built campus at Easter 2018 and the current Headteacher was appointed in June 2018.

Beckfoot Trust consists of 10 Bradford schools, all comprehensive in character that cross mainstream secondary/ primary and special sectors. The Trust is already having significant impact with a number of outstanding schools and we are excited about the potential of a school led model to transform learning environments across our group of schools so that all of our young people and staff will flourish. The Trust has a Teaching School that sits at the heart of the organisation.

We pride ourselves on our professional development programmes and care for colleagues. 

We hope the further particulars will give you a clear picture of the journey we are on and encourage you to apply for this key post at a very exciting stage in the school’s development.

Visits to the school and Trust are warmly welcomed by appointment, please contact Ann Christmas via email recruitment@oakbank.org.uk to arrange and for any further information.

 Closing date for applications is Monday 20th May 2019 (9am).  It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Wednesday  22nd May 2019.

We are committed to safeguarding children and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check

Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required

Please note: CVs will not be accepted


More about Beckfoot Oakbank Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Oakworth Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 7DU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1535 210111