We are looking for a talented, hard-working and motivated individual to join us as a teacher of design technology (textiles specialist).
The Bishop of Llandaff is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school serving the Christian and non-Christian communities within the city and surrounding areas including The Vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend. Standards of achievement at all levels are exceptionally high, with outcomes consistently performing amongst the best schools in Wales and rest of the UK. However, the school is more than just about examination outcomes. Our students take part in a broad range of activities that help them become "well-rounded" and our strong Christian ethos helps shape our students to become positive role models in our society. It genuinely is a happy place to learn and work! We want every student to have the best start in life by providing them with an outstanding education! We seek to ensure each student in our care achieves their full potential academically; develops the skills necessary to be successful in our ever-changing world; and understands a sense of morality guided by the gospel values of love, acceptance, responsibility and forgiveness. These aims are delivered through a commitment to providing high quality learning experiences, a strong pastoral system and an extensive range of sporting, cultural, physical and extra-curricular activities.
About the role
Design Technology is both popular and very successful at all key stages. The team offers a fully-integrated Technology course at key stage 3 and 4, while there is a very strong A Level tradition in Design Technology. At key stage 3, students are taught in mixed ability groupings to allow students to follow a modular course covering a wide range of Design and Technology experiences. At GCSE, students follow a continuation of the Year 9 modular framework leading to GCSE Product Design, Graphic Products, Textiles, Food Technology and Child Development. In the sixth form, students follow courses in WJEC AS/A2 Level Design and Technology Product Design, Textiles, Food Technology and Graphic Products. The team has a suite of six rooms including 2 workshops; 1 Graphics room (of multimedia computers, CNC milling machine and lathe, and a Roland Cam 1 vinyl cutter, laser cutter); 1 Textiles Technology room (with CNC embroiderer); 1 Food Technology room; and 1 multi-purpose room.
The role would suit an NQT looking for their first role or someone with more experience. The role is to provide cover for maternity. However, the role will be for the full academic year (ie. until 31st August 2022). The existing post-holder currently teaches predominantly textiles, with some food technology at key stage 3; and Health, Social and Child Care.
Closing date for applications: 15th April at 12 noon.
The Bishop of Llandaff C.I.W. High School
- Mainstream school with state funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years