Teacher of Product Design, Sutton

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Greenshaw High SchoolSutton

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Pay Scale (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11-19 comprehensive school situated in Sutton, south-west London, and is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. Greenshaw has a reputation for providing a dynamic education within a happy and caring environment, and we are proud of our successes as a genuine comprehensive school. We are committed to achieving the best for the youngsters in our care, refusing to accept that there is a limit on what can be achieved. We are ambitious for our school and the professional development of our staff is at the forefront of our improvement. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed individual with a passion for Product Design and the ability to inspire our staff and students to join our school as a Teacher of Product Design. The successful candidate will teach Product Design up to Key Stage 4 (up to Key Stage 5 would be desirable) and play a central role in the Art and Technology department, with the highest ambitions for learning across the department and rigorously high expectations. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established department and make a contribution to its ambitious vision for the future.

 The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and a genuine passion for teaching Product Design, with detailed knowledge of current curriculum and pedagogical developments in their subject and the wider curriculum. A desire to raise overall achievement in Product Design through promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning is essential. Candidates with the ability to teach additional Technology subjects at Key Stage 3 or up to Key Stage 5 are strongly encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications from NQTs and offer an extensive induction programme in a supportive environment. Our NQT offer includes: a dedicated senior professional mentor, weekly purposeful practice of techniques and strategies, evidence-informed induction on the science of learning, a strong focus on pedagogical content knowledge, support on maintaining a sensible workload, a supportive behaviour management system and high levels of professional trust and collegiality.

The Art and Technology department is a large, successful department at Greenshaw High School. Product Design is taught by a team of enthusiastic, motivated and well qualified members of staff which makes it a popular and successful option choice both at GCSE and A-Level. The department provides a carousel of subjects in years 7 & and 8, in which students follow the separate disciplines of Art, Fashion and Textiles, Product Design, Graphic Products in 4 ten week cycles. Year 7 and 8 students remain with the same teacher for the entire year and the subject being taught is on rotation. The Art and Technology department consists of 11 well equipped specialist rooms, a number of which have been very recently refurbished; an artist’s studio as well as a fully functioning dark room. 

Pre-application visits to our school and to the Art and Technology department are encouraged. Please contact recruitment@greenshaw.co.uk with details of your availability to arrange a visit. Potential applicants can also arrange for a call back to find out more about the role or the department. 

For a comprehensive job description and person specification, please refer to the recruitment pack. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please visit our website www.greenshaw.co.uk to download a recruitment pack and application form. 

Completed application forms should be submitted by email to recruitment@greenshaw.co.uk or by post to the HR Department, Greenshaw High School, Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3DY.

A statement of suitability should be submitted with the application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Applications must be received no later than 12.00pm on Tuesday 19th March 2019. 

Interviews will be held on Friday 22nd March 2019.

The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Greenshaw High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3DY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 87151001
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 Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11 to 19 mixed comprehensive secondary school and sixth form situated in Sutton, South West London. Greenshaw High School converted to Academy status in June 2011 and is part of the Greenshaw Le...