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Teacher of Design and Technology

Eton CollegeWindsor and Maidenhead

Teacher of Design and Technology

Salary guide: £37,000 - £47,000 depending on experience

We are looking for an enthusiastic Design & Technology teacher to teach Resistant Materials to IGCSE level and A level Product Design. This role may suit someone seeking to develop their teaching skills in a superbly resourced department. The successful candidate will work alongside existing staff in maintaining excellent standards in the department. The ability to inspire pupils and to engage with them in a constructive and supportive manner is essential.

Main Duties

  • Teach across the age and ability-range, extending the most able and supporting those who find the subject challenging;
  • Assist with supervision outside of timetabled time ensuring a safe working environment;
  • Contribute more widely to the department through, for example, enrichment activities, administering internal examinations, interventions to support individuals or groups of pupils or outreach activities;
  • Seek to develop your own professional practice and development in conjunction with your Head of Department;
  • Follow the school’s assessment and reporting processes and attend parents’ meetings as required;
  • Prepare schemes of work and teaching resources as required;
  • Assist with the preparation and ordering of materials and equipment as necessary;
  • Contribute towards managing the workshop environment;
  • Carry out administrative and other functions related to the smooth running of the department; 
  • Ensure that all safety and security procedures are met.
  • Contribute to the co-curricular life of the school as agreed with your Head of Department;
  • Be committed to the safeguarding of all young people;
  • Tutor a group of typically six pupils initially, talking an interest in their academic progress and well-being;
  • Assist on a regular basis in a boarding house, supporting the house master and getting to know all the pupils.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be a reflective classroom teacher who:

  • has a good honours degree (2:1 or above) and/or a further degree in a directly-related subject;
  • is passionate about their subject and can demonstrate the subject knowledge required to deliver engaging lessons across the age and ability range of students at the school;
  • can sketch and render with markers and digital media and is competent in the use of a range of tools and equipment including CAD and CNC machinery;
  • has an excellent knowledge of materials and methods of construction and can make high quality product design models;
  • shares Eton’s holistic vision of education and is excited to contribute to the co-curricular and pastoral aspects of boarding-school life;
  • demonstrates a solid understanding of, and commitment to working within the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • has strong interpersonal skills and can build relationships and collaborate with a wide range of people;
  • is committed to their ongoing professional development;
  • embraces developments and innovations in teaching and learning and is open to a range of approaches to assessment and differentiation in the classroom;
  • can demonstrate good ICT competence and willingness to use new technologies for teaching and learning;
  • is highly motivated and can work independently as well as within wider teams;
  • is interested in the welfare and pastoral wellbeing of young people;
  • has excellent oral and written communication skills;                 
  • has a positive attitude, an optimistic approach to change and development, a balanced sense of perspective and a good sense of humour.

Closing Date: 4 March 2021

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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