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Teacher of Design and Technology

Ashfield SchoolNottinghamshire

Job Title: Teacher of Design and Technology 

Salary: Main Pay Scale/ Upper Pay Scale

Working Pattern: Full time

Contract Term: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract


The School

Ashfield School is a thriving school which has again been judged as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted (Oct 2021) praised for its ‘very good’ behaviour, community feel, focus on staff well-being, strong leadership and broad curriculum.  


The role: 

Ashfield School are looking to appoint a Teacher of Design & Technology to join our large, vibrant and successful Art, Design & Technology Faculty housed in its own purpose built building. This is a temporary contract for 1 year, although being a large and increasingly popular Faculty there will be the potential for an ambitious and talented teacher to develop the role. 


The person: 

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, resourceful. A team player and keen to ensure that our wonderful students enjoy and achieve in Design and Technology lessons. 

We would welcome applications from specialist teachers in any of the Design and Technology subjects. We teach a full range of very popular courses at Ashfield. At Level 2 (GCSE & BTEC) we offer Design Technology, Food Technology, Textiles and Engineering and at Level 3 we offer Design and Engineering.

The post would equally suit a confident and ambitious NQT or an experienced teacher with excellent subject knowledge and a passion for teaching Design and Technology. 

Please email (Joanne.Hayes@ashfield.notts.sch.uk) to find out more about the role or to arrange a visit to Ashfield School.


Why join us?

Our academy is part of The Two Counties Trust. This Trust has a forward-thinking HR strategy with all the professional benefits that this brings for staff. We are easily reached by public transport, and for those who drive, there is a large free staff carpark. We have some excellent facilities for staff and our students really want to learn and achieve. 


The environment:

A happy, healthy and supportive work environment is very important to us. We provide a free Employee Assistance Programme for all employees from day one of employment and conduct a wellbeing survey annually to ensure we measure distance travelled and that we continually improve. 

We are mindful of the impact of the pandemic, and our schools continue to take steps to be Covid secure. This includes our curriculum support staff maintaining a safe social distance and as such you will not be working in close contact with students if you secure this role.


We offer: 

  • Highly competitive pay and pay progression opportunities. Our salaries for leadership and teachers on the Upper Pay Scale and in receipt of a TLR are above national pay scales and our minimum hourly rate for support staff is £9.25. 
  • An array of employee benefits and lifestyle options including discounted healthcare, gym membership and extensive high street retail discounts. 
  • Entry to a career average pension scheme. 
  • A full induction and a strong commitment to your professional development and career  
  • Opportunities to experience and share practice in our partner schools across the Trust 
  • A stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals 
  • Excellent opportunities to develop your skills and experience and to progress your career


The closing date for applications is: Friday 7th January  2022


The Two Counties Trust is committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people. 

Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure, receipt of references and successful completion of vetting procedures.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and candidates who meet the minimum job criteria will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.

The Two Counties Trust takes the wellbeing and health of employees seriously. We have a range of support mechanisms and benefits available to employees and the Trust has signed up to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter



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