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Job details
Employer Uppingham School
Location Uppingham
Salary Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2018

Opportunity for a first-rate teacher of Design Technology to develop pupils’ creative design skills in an award-winning art, design and technology centre.

The person appointed will be a strong, dynamic character with excellent subject knowledge, a good degree, good classroom management skills, a track record of excellent teaching and an appropriate rapport with pupils. The abilities to communicate well and work as part of a team are essential. The successful candidate will have high personal and professional standards, with well developed pastoral instincts. Applicants should ideally have a background in resistant materials, engineering or product design. Experience of using traditional workshop skills and CAD/CAM are essential.

This position could equally suit an NQT or an experienced teacher. Teachers at Uppingham play a full part in the life of this seven-day week boarding school, by taking on responsibilities in addition to classroom teaching.

The Design Technology department currently offers Cambridge IGCSE Design Technology (Resistant Materials) and Pre U Art & Design. Pupils are allowed to use the facilities during the schools free time sessions, which the successful applicant will be expected to be part of. The department is based in the School’s award-winning art, design and technology centre, known as the Leonardo Centre, which provides studios for design (including CAD design and laser cutting), ceramics, sculpture studio, sound and video engineering and workshops primarily for wood, metal and plastic. 

Uppingham School has been closely involved with the development of design and technology education for more than 35 years, so this is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in its continued development.

Accommodation may be available.

For further details about the role, the School and DT at Uppingham please download the attached application pack.

To apply, please click the apply button. 

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Director of the Leonardo Centre, Stuart Jarvis, (01572 820760 or

Applications should reach the School by 9.00 am on Wednesday 15 November 2017. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29 November 2017.

Uppingham School 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 the DBS.

About the employer

Information about Uppingham School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 13 - 18 years
Denomination Church of England
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