Teacher of Textiles (Maternity Cover), Orpington, Kent

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Darrick Wood SchoolOrpington, Kent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

A well-qualified teacher of Textiles Technology is required for a temporary maternity cover position from May 2018 to teach the subject throughout the School. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the rest of the Faculty team and to develop teaching and learning in Textiles. We are also open to candidates who are interested in assuming a leadership responsibility within the department.

The teaching responsibilities are determined by:

1. the need in KS3 for Textiles Technology in designing and making activities;

2. the needs in KS4 of the pupils who have chosen to study Fashion & Textiles as part of the new AQA Level 1/2 Technical Awards;

3. the needs in KS5 of the pupils who have chosen to study BTEC Level 3 Art and Design.

In addition to these curricular requirements the person appointed would be expected to act as a Form Tutor and to play some part in extra-curricular activities.

Darrick Wood is a mixed eight-form entry outstanding school in Orpington, Kent. Having achieved the World Class Schools Quality Mark we continue to strive to provide the very best education for our pupils. As a designated Teaching School, we can provide you with a supportive teaching environment, and exciting development opportunities. 

The Textiles Department is housed in well-resourced specialist rooms in the DT Faculty, and is popular with students. The School has an extensive Wi-Fi network and provides laptops for all staff.

Darrick Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils.

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

Closing date: Applications by Thursday, 18th January 2018

An application form and job description is available on our website via the apply button.

Please note only applications submitted on the School’s application form will be considered.

Any queries please telephone Mrs Deborah Crockett, Human Resources.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8ER, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1689 850271
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Darrick Wood School is a mainstream, co-educational, non-denominational secondary academy for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Orpington, Kent, and there are currently 1,730 pupils on its roll. Darrick Wood School was rated as “outstanding” by ...