Technology Teacher, Penryn

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Penryn CollegePenryn

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Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Technology Teacher

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher of technology who is able to motivate and inspire pupils across both Key Stage 3 and 4 to join our forward thinking STEAM faculty. The ability to teach a wide range of technology subjects would be advantageous. 

You will have a proven track record of excellent classroom practice, be committed to high standards of learning and student progress, with the energy and vision to build on current progress and have ambitions for yourself and our school. 

At Penryn College we have created a STEAM faculty by combining the DT and ICT departments, with elements of the curriculum being combined for 2019-20 to give students an experience of joined up, cross-curricular teaching. We are moving towards a curriculum that is taught through project-based learning for year 7 and 8, leading to specialist options in the pre-GCSE year 9. At GCSE students can opt for AQA GCSE Design and Technology or NCFE Technical Award Graphic Design.

The STEAM faculty includes three specialist design technology teachers and a part time technician, as well as two specialist ICT teachers. The faculty for the most part will not teach as a separate rotation of skills, but through cross-disciplinary projects incorporating ICT, Resistant Materials, Graphics and Product Design elements. Projects are linked to industry and we will be encouraging industry and college involvement at every stage of students’ learning. 

The successful candidate will enjoy teaching all areas of design technology alongside some key ICT skills in a ground breaking and well-resourced faculty, and must be prepared to contribute fully in the continuing development of our excellent cross-disciplinary curriculum. This will include planning for new GCSE specifications, ICT, extra-curricular offers, literacy, numeracy and skills based assessment. Essentially inspiring pupils through their love of the subject. This role will also work closely with colleagues in Maths, Science and local industry. 

This is a full-time permanent position to start September 2019. 

About the College

Penryn College is a lively thriving college with an excellent reputation who cater for boys and girls aged between 11 and 16 years with a current number on roll of 1149 and we pride ourselves on offering the very best for our students. 

Our modern school has a great range of resources, including an information rich environment, state of the art sporting facilities including a 6 badminton court size sports hall, the latest generation astro turf pitch, our own climbing wall and now includes iPads for every student to support their independent learning. 

Our College buildings and 10 acres of grounds are used extensively by the community for adult education courses, sporting activities, performances and fund raising activities. Our unique relationship with surrounding primary schools - known as the "Penryn Partnership" - helps primary children to settle in to the college whilst adjusting to their new environment.  

How to apply

Further details and an application pack can be found on the school website at   

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. In accordance with our policies we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form.

Closing date: Tuesday 23rd April at 9am

Interviews: Monday 29th April

More about Penryn College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Kernick Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8PZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1326 372379
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Penryn College is a co-educational secondary school for children aged 11-16 and primarily serves the population of Penryn town and the surrounding villages in Cornwall. The college was designated a Sports College in 1998; a Leading Edge school in 200...