Teacher of DT (Maternity Cover), Swindon

Closing date:

Kingsdown SchoolSwindon

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,373 - £40,490Dependant on current grade
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Job Role: Teacher of DT (Maternity Cover) -  Full time

Start date: January 2020

The Governing Body, Trust and Headteacher seek to appoint an inspiring teacher of Design Technology to cover a period of maternity leave, ideally with a Food and Textiles specialism but we encourage all specialisms to apply. 

Kingsdown School is at a very exciting stage in its history. From September 2017 we welcomed a: 

• New Headteacher

• New Chair of Governors, and we

• Became an official partner of the River Learning Trust

In January we set the new vision – “a school of excellence bursting with pride and ambition” and a new mission statement – “to champion each and every student”

This exciting and challenging post requires an enthusiastic, hardworking, conscientious and energetic individual with a strong track record. You will need to display a passion for Design Technology which is evident in your day to day classroom practice, and the ability to work in collaboration with other members of staff to develop and manage projects is essential. Applications from NQTs are welcome and encouraged.

The subjects of Design Technology sits within the School of Learning for Science and Technology.

We can offer you: 

• the opportunity to work with an incredibly strong, talented and committed team  

• excellent facilities and resources  

• an ambitious and dedicated student community with supportive parents 

• high quality CPD to develop your career

• extended opportunities to network across the RLT

Kingsdown School is part of a Multi Academy Trust and joined the River Learning Trust on the 1st September 2017. The successful applicant will join the School as a River Learning Trust employee.

For any enquires, please contact recruitment@kingsdownschool.co.uk or telephone the HR Department on 01793 837087. Applications will only be accepted on a Kingsdown School application form via tes.com.

If you have not heard from us shortly after the closing date please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. 

Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 12th December 2019 at 8am. 

Interview date – to be confirmed.

No agencies please. CVs will not be accepted.

Kingsdown School is a mixed 11-16 Academy situated on the eastern outskirts of Swindon.  The most recent OFSTED inspection commented “Leaders provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced.  A notable strength of the school is its care for pupils facing particular difficulties, the work the school does to support pupils’ personal development and well-being is good.” 

Kingsdown School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.



More about Kingsdown School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Hyde Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 7SH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1793 822284
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