Teacher of Design Technology, Derbyshire

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Heanor Gate Science CollegeDerbyshire
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

TEACHER OF DESIGN TECHNOLOGY (Food Specialist preferred but other subjects within Design Technology will be considered)

Applications from both NQTS and experienced teachers are welcome

Required for September 2019

Heanor Gate Science College, situated on the Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire border, is looking to appoint a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic professional who combines excellent organisational and teaching skills with the ability to inspire and motivate students.  The successful applicant will join a very committed, forward thinking and successful team. We are a ‘good’ school (Ofsted March 2017) with a strong commitment to ongoing professional development.

We have a vacancy for a teacher of Design Technology (preferably with a food specialism, although other subjects will be considered) suitable for an experienced teacher or NQT.  The successful applicant will be a person with high expectations for all students and have the ability and enthusiasm to ensure that all students achieve their potential and they will have the opportunity to:

  • teach all age groups from 11 – 18 years;
  • access high quality CPD;
  • be part of a team committed to outstanding teaching and learning

We offer a supportive learning and working environment, allowing all students to make good progress and teachers to continuously develop.  There is a comprehensive support package for all teachers who join the school, ensuring they are fully integrated to the ethos of the school and the trust.

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor, which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life.  We have a successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning which ensures improved outcomes for children and young people.  The Trust mission statement reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools.  Our highly successful network of 17 schools (8 secondary and 9 primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire.


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children.  Our Trust is a model of national excellence.  We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated.  Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence.  All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress.  They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.

We believe:

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff.

If you would like to discuss the role or have any queries, please contact Mrs T Mosley on tmosley@heanorgate.derbyshire.sch.uk or telephone 01773 716396. 

Applications for this post must be submitted using our online application form which can be found at http://www.satrust.com/vacancies  

In line with safer recruitment policies, references will be called for prior to interview.

Closing date for applications is 12 midday on Monday 25 February 2019         

Interviews will take place week commencing 4 March 2019

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list check and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

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More about Heanor Gate Science College
Address: Kirkley Drive, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7RA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1773 716396