The City of London School for Girls is an independent, non-denominational girls’ school which is administered by the Corporation of the City of London. It is a member of the Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) and caters for pupils whose ages range from 7 to 18 years. The total number of pupils is about 755, approximately 93 of whom are members of the Preparatory Department. There are, on average 150 girls in the Sixth Form. Entry is by competitive examination at 11+ and by testing and interview at 7+ and Sixth Form level. The school has a strong academic tradition and all girls go on to Higher Education from the Sixth Form.
Achieving academic excellence is an important part of life at CLSG, but so too is the provision of a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, broadening students’ lives with new experiences and challenges and ultimately, ensuring that our pupils flourish. A highly supportive system of pastoral care is in place in which understanding, encouraging and inspiring individual pupils is a fundamental part. Our School is cosmopolitan in outlook and the staff and students make the most of all that London has to offer. We are committed to an active outreach programme, to an international outlook and to educating young women to be the leaders of tomorrow. Applicants for teaching posts at City should therefore be enthusiastic about getting to know students and providing guidance appropriate to their individual needs. Applicants should also be keen to invest time and energy in extra-curricular activities, and to exploit to the full the opportunities arising from being at the heart of the City of London and to contributing to the strong community spirit which is a prominent feature of the school.
CLSG’s tradition and location create a unique atmosphere which is vibrant, confident and supportive. The student body reflects the diversity of London, and pupils commute into school from all over the Greater London area. Personal development is the goal for every girl.
We are seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher to join our successful Design and Technology Department and maintain high standards of teaching and learning. Experience of teaching GCSE and A Level Design and Technology is desirable, as is experience in the use of ICT and CAD/ CAM, although ambitious NQTs will be considered for this post. Training will be made available for the right candidate who needs assistance in developing further skill. A high level of understanding of the importance of health and safety in a practical situation is also necessary.
THE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
The department is currently staffed by the Head of Department and two full time teachers. In addition there is a full time Technician. Design and Technology is a popular subject. All girls from Year 3 to Year 9 have Design Technology lessons and Product Design is then offered at GCSE and A Level. (The part-time lesson allocation, between 0.5 and 0.7, is not yet confirmed on the timetable pending another appointment being made)
Accommodation and Equipment
The Design and Technology Centre comprises two well-equipped workshops, a hot metals brazing area, two networked ICT CAD suites, a staff office and a technicians’ workshop. The workshops are fitted with pillar drills, a band saw, a circular saw, a centre lathe, a wood lathe, jigsaws, routers, belt sanders, vacuum forming machines, a gerbil cutter, soldering and electronics equipment, a Roland CAM1 card cutter, an A2 laser cutter and several 3D printers. CAD/CAM features heavily in the curriculum from Year 7 upwards. All rooms have either smart boards or interactive white boards.