Teacher of Engineering and Design Technology

Gildredge HouseEast Sussex

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 25th February 2021at 09.00am

START DATE: 01 September 2021, but an earlier start may be available

INTERVIEWS: To be confirmed

HOURS OF WORK: Full time

SUITABLE FOR NQT:Yes


•Can you inspire young people through your own fascination with Engineering and Design Technology??

•Do you possess high emotional intelligence that builds lasting professional relationships?

•Are you a team player ready to tackle the educational challenges of the future?

If the answers to these questions is ‘yes’, then Gildredge House wants to hear from you.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional, enthusiastic and qualified teacher to join the Art, and Technology department for our 4-19 free school. 

Across the UK the need for people in Engineering is increasing.  At Gildredge House we offer a vocational Engineering course which inspires our students and prepares them to consider the subject as a career pathway.  The school is equipped with tools and machinery to maximise pupil engagement.

The subject has received a very positive uptake from students and we look forward to the successful applicant helping us to continue to build the course together.  The successful applicant will be prepared to play a full part as a team member in the development of the department.

Our ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement (November 2018) is a strong foundation on which to build and develop the school.  The challenge is to sustain and further improve through every aspect of Gildredge House as the school continues to develop.


As Teacher of Engineering and Design Technology you will join an outstanding team of inspirational teachers, where you will ensure that our students enjoy and achieve highly in their learning. You will be an Engineering specialist in the secondary phase and if you do not already have experience of teaching the subject to A Level, you will keen to take on the professional development necessary.  We ideally need a strong subject teacher as most of your teaching will be in Years 7 – 11. This is an exciting time to join our Outstanding Art, Engineering and Design Technology Department, with opportunities for professional development ranging from KS2 transition with Year 6 to supporting our Sixth Form students in choosing Engineering and Design technology at University. 

Within the department you will find a team who are dedicated to providing engaging, stimulating lessons to students of all abilities, and classrooms where rapport and relationships are given the highest priority. We plan with creativity and teach with enthusiasm, ensuring that every student reaches their full potential. We aim to help students develop resilience and confidence in the face of a challenging curriculum, not only to prepare them for demanding examinations but also to foster a lifelong love of learning. 


Gildredge House offers:

•continuity of education for boys and girls aged 4-19

•an expectation of high academic standards leading to Sixth Form studies

•strong discipline

•excellent pastoral care

•a range of extra-curricular activities

•parent and community involvement

Our school motto: 'Aspire'

Salary range: £25,714 rising to £41,604.  (Gildredge House Main Pay Scale points M1-UPS3, 2020-2021) 

If you are interested in the position please download the Application Pack on our website.

Please complete the Application for Employment and References & Monitoring Form and return to careers@gildredgehouse.org.uk by Thursday 25th February 2021, 9.00am

If you wish to discuss the post further or visit the school, please contact careers@gildredgehouse.org.uk Tel: 01323 400650.

Gildredge House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment with the school are subject to pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List check and a Declaration of Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.



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