Teacher of Design Technology, Kent

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Mascalls AcademyKent

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Start date: 27th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS commensurate with experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Are you a Design Technology Teacher who is open to starting in a new role from September 2019? Are you passionate about teaching Design Technology? Then come and join us at Mascalls Academy!

Mascalls Academy are seeking to appoint an ambitious and highly effective teacher of Design & Technology with fantastic opportunities to develop their teaching and learning. Like us, you will be dynamic, innovative and hardworking. You will also have excellent subject knowledge, a desire to positively impact upon students’ learning and a firm commitment to high academic achievement. Above all you will be dedicated to giving all our students an outstanding education.

Design Technology is a popular subject at Mascalls Academy; we have a cohort of over 120 students in Key Stage 4 and 15 A Level students who we see flourish year on year when being taught by a passionate and engaging teacher. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you! 

Get to know our department…

  • Key study areas for our GCSE and A level courses include design and the 21st century, impact of new and emerging technologies, impact of designers and new developments in materials amongst other interesting topics.
  • Our exam board for both KS4 and KS5 is Eduqas.
  • At KS3 we deliver a range of Design Technology disciplines including, Resistant Materials, Graphics, CAD/CAM and Food and Nutrition.
  • We have excellent ICT facilities with access to design software.
  • We have access to two laser cutters, CNC router, a 3D printer as well as lathes, and general workshop machinery and tools.
  • For trips, we have previously been aboard visiting Florence, Barcelona and Brussels and plan to add to these destinations to include a number of visits within the UK to develop pupils understanding of production and industry.

All post holders will need to demonstrate the range of characteristics and competencies as follows:

  • Drive for Improvement
  • Team working
  • Passion for learning
  • Initiative
  • Impact and influence
  • Holding people accountable.

We have one full time position available, on a permanent basis. The job description for this role is in line with the National Teaching Standards.

Working at Mascalls Academy:  Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential.  The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution.  Our recent OFSTED inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”.  Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.  

Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and our leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers.  Our buildings, facilities and green open spaces make our academy modern, light and airy giving it a vibrant and special character.

We can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and collaborative department, not only within Mascalls but with the wider Trust as well. Full support will be provided and you’ll have the tools and environment needed to teach in a way that works for you.  We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that you thrive on inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity.  We aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient to driving great learning outcomes.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at academy level and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.  As part of the cluster structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical areas to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.   For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

Click here for a glimpse of what life is like working for Leigh Academies Trust and why we're so proud of what we do.    

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.



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More about Mascalls Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1892 835366
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Mascalls Academy is a mixed comprehensive academy that provides an excellent all-round education in a friendly and supportive environment.  We are dynamic, forward-thinking and aim to prepare students for the challenges they will face after scho...