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Teacher of Design Technology (Specialism of Fashion & Textiles) - Maternity Cover

Ilkley Grammar SchoolIlkley, West Yorkshire


Join a leading school which prides itself on the high quality of education, enrichment and care provided to all and is committed to the wellbeing of students and staff.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a well-qualified and inspirational teacher of Design Technology (with a focus of fashion and textiles) who is committed to the highest standards of learning, teaching and achievement. This is an exciting opportunity to teach DT and progress your career in a school judged by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’.

The successful candidate will also have very high expectations and an unwavering commitment to all students maximising their potential through outstanding learning, teaching and support. This post is required from 28th February 2021 until the return of the maternity leaver.

We are a fantastic learning community, set in one of Yorkshire’s most scenic areas, whose facilities have recently been enhanced by the completion of a multi-million-pound refurbishment and expansion project. Our Ofsted inspection of March 2017 confirmed us as an ‘Outstanding’ school in all areas, where students “attain highly and make excellent progress”, where behaviour is “exemplary” and where “teachers go the extra mile to make sure students achieve, feel cared for and thrive within a supportive and productive learning environment”. Since Ofsted’s highly positive endorsement, the school has continued to go from strength to strength with progress in 2019 well above average and in the top 10% of all schools nationally. 

If you have the ability to engage and enthuse our students with a love of DT, coupled with drive, expertise and a commitment to further raising standards, then we would like to hear from you.  We welcome applications from both experienced classroom practitioners and Early Career Teachers.

Ilkley Grammar School is an outstanding, vibrant 11-18 comprehensive, with over a 400 year tradition of serving the local community. We are committed to Personal Best as reflected in our Vision and Values:

“Our vision at Ilkley Grammar School is to provide an exceptional, inclusive learning experience at the heart of our community. Our students will achieve their academic personal best and will be equipped with the confidence and skills to make a positive difference to their own lives and the lives of others. We will achieve this through modelling our core values and attributes in the way we work together.” 

We are the founding school of Moorlands Learning Trust and a member of the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance with a firm commitment to school to school support and developing highly effective collaborative practices. 

We are looking for:

 a dedicated and passionate teacher of DT who has resilience and a strong, positive work ethic

 a commitment to providing high quality lessons to engage, challenge and inspire our students

 an individual with the ability to teach DT across the full ability range including the potential to teach A-level to KS5

 a colleague who is inspirational to colleagues and students and committed to sharing best practice

 a strong commitment to extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities

In return for your commitment we can offer:

          the opportunity to make a real difference

          students with ‘highly positive attitudes to learning’

          personalised CPD with a strong commitment to professional growth and       
                developing individual career paths

          a commitment to mobile technologies 

          a very calm and orderly school with high expectations and an ethos of trust and

          a committed and established staff and a supportive leadership team, parents and

          a location on the edge of Ilkley Moor in beautiful Wharfedale which has recently
                 been judged to be the  best place to live in the North and Northeast of England

          with good transport links to Leeds and Bradford

Closing date for applications: 8am Monday 13th December 2021

Provisional interview date:      Week commencing 3rd January 2022

Ilkley Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people in our recruitment procedures and in all our work across and beyond school.  The school adheres to statutory guidelines in respect to safe recruitment.  All persons employed by the school, in any capacity, will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and confirmation of employment is subject to a successful outcome.  All teaching staff members recruited by the school have their eligibility to teach checked with the DfE.  

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