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Teacher of Design & Technology

The Cooper SchoolOxfordshire

The Cooper School is currently seeking to appoint a dynamic and passionate Teacher of Design & Technology to join our highly successful department from September 2021. 

We are seeking applicants with a strong subject knowledge who have the ability to inspire students to achieve their full potential.  They will share the academy’s vision that all children can succeed and be reflective practitioners that contribute to a high performing team.

Applications from experienced teachers and NQTs will be considered. A background in Product Design and/or Engineering would be advantageous but not essential.

We can offer you:

  • the opportunity to work with experienced and value driven colleagues;
  • an innovative and supportive working environment;
  • caring, well behaved and motivated students;
  • a genuinely happy and friendly academy community;
  • a commitment to Continual Professional Learning and Development;
  • strong links with and support from the wider academy;
  • an energetic, vibrant and diverse environment where everyone is valued;
  • the opportunity to use Google’s GSuite for Education.


We are looking for:

  • Well-qualified graduate with appropriate degree
  • Ability to work in a team 
  • Excellent classroom skills
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Commitment to developing teaching and learning

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Jade Patterson, Head of Department on

If you have any questions regarding the position or would like to visit our school, please contact Human Resources to make arrangements.  Telephone 01869 362697 or email

CVs will not be considered without a completed application form - Further details and an application form are available below, or please visit our website 

The closing date for all applications is Monday 24 May 2021, 9am.

Bernwode Schools Trust have the right to interview and appoint at any time throughout this recruitment process. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

Bernwode Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding children. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

Details of the Academy’s policies relating to the Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosure and Barring Certificates and Disclosure information are included on our recruitment webpage.

The Design & Technology Department


Design and Technology is a hugely successful and popular subject at The Cooper School. We currently teach on a rotation basis across Key Stage 3 (Year 7 & 8) and have GCSE’s in the following subject areas; Design and Technology, Art and Design Textiles, WJEC Engineering, Food Preparation and Nutrition and WJEC Hospitality and Catering. We also offer WJEC Level 3 in Food Science and Nutrition. All of these have again proven popular choices in Year 8 Options this year with us being at capacity in the classes. The department has also achieved strong GCSE and A Level results across the different subject areas.

One of the strengths of the department is the collaborative approach to lesson planning and curriculum development. This, combined with a team who are responsive to innovation, hardworking and good fun, makes for an extremely dynamic and exciting environment. We are committed to providing the best possible experience for all learners and building strong, professional relationships with our students which ensures they are keen to engage with the subject and instil the learners with the desire to dream big and become the conscientious designers of the future.

The Design and Technology Department is richly resourced. We have one dedicated Textiles room, two Food rooms, two computer suites, two Engineering workshops, a Product Design workshop, and a dedicated KS5 teaching room.  We are also assisted by two Technicians; one for Food and Textiles and one for Product Design/Engineering. We have a bank of Chromebooks to further enhance independent learning. 



AQA Design and Technology: Product Design Focus

AQA Food Preparation and Nutrition 

WJEC L1/2 Hospitality and Catering

WJEC L1/2 in Engineering 

Edexcel Art and Design: Textiles


WJEC Level 3 in Food Science and Nutrition


The successful candidate will be joining a hard-working, friendly and fun department, committed to achieving outstanding success for all students who study the wide range of subjects on offer in Design and Technology at The Cooper School.

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