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Teacher of Design and Technology

Steyning Grammar SchoolWest Sussex

Steyning Grammar School is a unique comprehensive school, with 2250 students on roll (425+ are in the Sixth Form College), set in the beautiful South Downs countryside.  The campus currently spreads across three sites: Shooting Field, Steyning (KS4-5), Church Street, Steyning (KS3) and Rock Road, Storrington (KS3).  We are a day and residential school, with a boarding provision based at the Church Street campus and a thriving Sixth Form College based at the Shooting Field campus. From September 2021, we plan to move our existing Key Stage 3 cohort from Church Street to The Towers; The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, who reside on The Towers site, have told us how pleased they are about this development. The Towers - a former long established private school - has state-of-the art facilities, including a swimming pool, increased sporting facilities and much more space for recreation than the Church Street site. All of these will improve our KS3 students’ learning experiences and give them the best possible foundation ahead of joining the Upper School in Year 9 at our Shooting Field campus. This means that our Sixth Form will remain at Shooting Field, which has excellent transport links, curriculum and sporting facilities, a brand-new classroom block and will benefit from significant investment, including a dedicated Sixth Form campus within the main site, with student on-site parking.

We have embedded traditions of excellence in academic progress and the development of learning character in every student. These outcomes are due to high quality teaching and learning, supported by a deep and well planned CPD offer. We are proud to be a Teaching School and are a founding school of the Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance. This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to staff development - whether you are at the beginning of your career or developing your teaching and leadership pathways. We are proud to be revolutionary in our approaches; these range from a focus on KS3 Mastery through mixed attainment teaching, to the teaching of Learning Character or the determined spotlight on progress rather than attainment. 

Our staff are impressive and inspirational practitioners and leaders, with a strong team ethic. Many travel into school from Brighton and Hove and surrounding towns, with a culture of informal car-shares where needed. Our students are fantastic – polite, confident and eager to learn, preparing for their exciting futures. Ofsted (March 2017) rated our school ‘Good with Outstanding features’; quoting us as having “an aspirational culture” where “teachers have high expectations and design stimulating lessons”.

View our student’s experience of being a part of our ‘ Steyning Family’ at:

https://youtu.be/rkxXFayGy04 - Main school    https://youtu.be/5cJlgoUWfx0 - 6th form   https://youtu.be/wAT_GkN5ihs - Boarding

Ofsted (2018) rated our Boarding provision ‘Outstanding’ stating “student welfare is the beating heart of the school” where “students make exceptional progress. They develop social and independent skills as well as academic success”.

If you would like to join our transformational school and our ‘Steyning Family’, please complete our application form and a letter of application and e-mail it to Terri Jeffrey at recruitment@sgs.uk.net by 9.00 am Monday 19 April 2021  (please note that due to the current recruitment market, we will be considering applications up until the closing date; early applications welcome). Please note interviews will take place w/c 26 April 2021.

We are very proud of our school but due to Covid 19 we cannot offer any school visits, however we welcome any questions to share our vision and practice.

We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email.  We will contact you again, only, if your name appears on the short list and apologise in advance for not confirming back to you if you have not been shortlisted. Please note, because of the nature of this job, if you are successful in your application you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service with barred lists check. This will be done by means of applying for a DBS certificate through the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions, spent or unspent. You will be requested therefore to complete an on-line application at a later date. The evidence that will be required confirming your identity and eligibility to work in the UK in order to complete the disclosure, will be explained in due course.

Steyning Grammar School are now proud to be part of Bohunt Education Trust. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

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