Teacher of Design and Technology/Resistant Materials, Milton Keynes

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The Milton Keynes AcademyMilton Keynes

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale / Upper Pay Range- TLR available for suitable candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Milton Keynes Academy are currently seeking a talented and engaging Teacher of Design and Technology / Resistant Materials to join our team. 

The successful applicant will hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), have a proven track record of successful teaching across different key stages and believe that all pupils will succeed in their study of Design Technology / Resistant Materials. This post is suitable for an experienced teacher looking for an exciting, fresh opportunity or a newly qualified teacher looking for their first teaching role. 

The Milton Keynes Academy is an Academy with strong links in the community.  Our Academy is underpinned by an ethos based on raising aspirations and raising achievement, so that we realise our mission of providing opportunities for everyone.  We are relentless in our pursuit of high standards and excellence and emphasise traditional core values of good behaviour, honesty and mutual respect. 

We are a vibrant Academy (Ofsted judgement Good November 2017) with outstanding facilities.  We cater for 1400 pupils aged 11-19 and welcome pupils of all abilities.  We are a member of the Creative Education Trust (CET), which marks a new phase on our journey and will further strengthen the Academy on our pursuit to Outstanding. Further information about CET can be found on their website at http://www.creativeeducationtrust.org.uk/ 

The Design Technology rooms are housed within the specialist Art & Design village where all classrooms have an Interactive White Board, desktop computer and a visualiser enabling you to deliver engaging lessons.  Outside of the classrooms we have computer suites that can also be utilised.  The working environment is excellent and innovative in design with very well resourced work areas. Student success and displays of work are prominent. Furthermore, you will benefit from a highly organised curriculum plan where all lessons are planned and stored on the Academy's online curriculum, Moodle and Sharepoint. 

You will be a highly skilled and enthusiastic Resistant Materials practitioner with a track record of delivering good lessons, securing progress for every student. 

We have a willing and engaged student body who want to enjoy the best Technology experiences. 

You will shape and form the delivery of the curriculum that links the subject to the real world. The integrated Art and Technology departments are keen to teach transferable skills that can prepare students for adult life, and develop opportunities for students to experience potential career opportunities. 


This is an outstanding opportunity to shape the development of a brand new Design and Technology curriculum, with the potential to introduce an A Level course in 2020. The facilities are exemplary in our smart new building with dedicated workshops, materials preparation areas and excellent ICT suites. 


You will be stepping into a department of seven teachers with a range of skills and abilities, managed by a Head of Art & Design who is supported by a Deputy. Additionally, we have two technicians supporting the various disciplines within the department. 

From the moment you join us you will feel welcomed and supported by an experienced and varied team, who are wholly focused on teaching and learning.  As part of your induction into the Academy and the Art and Design department, you will be well supported through a comprehensive programme of induction, training and coaching to ensure you continue to develop as a teacher. 

If you are a talented professional with passion, commitment and resilience, and if you are driven to make a difference to the lives and futures of young people, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Keith Cromwell, Head of Art & Design for more information on 01908 341700 or email us at careers@miltonkeynesacademy.co.uk 

Thank you for your interest in working at The Milton Keynes Academy. Further details and an application form can be found on our website at www.miltonkeynesacademy.co.uk 

The Milton Keynes Academy and Creative Education Trust are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children as its number one priority. This commitment to to robust recruitment, selection and Induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the academy on its behalf.





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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Fulwoods Drive, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 5LA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1908 341 700
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The Milton Keynes Academy is a co-educational, non-selective secondary school for students aged 11-18. We are a member of the Creative Education Trust, a charity and multi-academy trust with a network of non-selective primary and secondary state scho...