Teacher of Design and Technology

Educover UK Ltd Trading As Nineteen Recruitment Services
Kingston Upon Thames
From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is negotiable for the right c
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher of Design Technology is required to join this well- resourced and dynamic department within an excellent school in Kingston Upon Thames for up to 12 months’ maternity cover starting in January 2018.

The successful applicant will be able to teach a diverse DT syllabus, including teaching Resistant Materials up to GCSE.

Strong theoretical and practical competence in all areas of DT is essential.

Experienced teachers and NQTs are welcome to apply.

Our client expects all teaching staff to make a contribution to the co-curricular and wider life of the School. Staff are remunerated through the school's own pay scale which tracks significantly above the national scale for teachers.

The Department:

The Design and Technology Department, along with the Art rooms and the Finlay Gallery are extremely well organised, resourced and very well equipped for all our needs. These impressive facilities allow students to manufacture products in a range of materials. There are four dedicated workshops, a well-resourced store room and a suite of 24 computers in our display gallery. This provides us with an excellent display area for the students work. Our CAD/CAM facilities are very well established and we are lucky enough to have a range of CAM machines, including 3 Lasercams and 3D printing options.

All pupils in the First and Second form study Design and Technology as a core part of the curriculum. The subject is then optional from third form onwards. The Lower and Middle School course is linked to the requirements of the National Curriculum and pupils are involved in a range of activities that include product design and manufacture, electronics, structures, mechanisms, graphic illustration, ICT, computer control and CAD/ CAM. Class sizes vary from about ten to fourteen students depending on the year group.

We offer three Edexcel options for GCSE: Graphic Products, Resistant Materials and Electronics. These two year courses allow students to develop their design and manufacturing skills with fifty percent of the final marks awarded for a large design and make project of their choice. There is one examination worth 50% of the final marks.

We also offer an Edexcel A Level Product Design course although this maternity cover role will not require teaching to A level.

Our Technology Club is very well established, popular and successful. The students work on a range of projects and we have won numerous competitions over the years and were the first School to appear in Robot Wars. Student numbers are high and we usually meet after School on a Wednesday.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach GCSE Resistant Materials including years 10 and 11.
  • Teach students from year 7 to year 9 all areas of the Design and Technologysyllabus.
  • Deliver the schemes of work to the lower school (years 7 to 9) and help to developand review itscontent.
  • Help to review and develop the lower school projects, worksheets and homework hand- outs.
  • Develop an extracurricular programme that encourages competitionsand challenges.
  • Organise the student work for our dedicated gallery displayarea.
  • Marking, reporting and assessment of all students work on a continual basis.

Other duties and responsibilities:


Planning, Expectations and Targets Teachers should:

Set challenging teaching and learning objectives based on knowledge of the pupils, their past/current achievement, the expected standards for pupils of the relevant ages, the range/content of work relevant topupils.

Use these objectives to plan lessons and sequences of lessons in advance, showing how they will assess pupils’ learning, differentiating between pupils’ varyingneeds.

Select and prepare resources, including ICT, and plan for their safe and effective organisation.

Work with Department colleagues to develop Schemes of Work, teaching methodologies and resources.

Use out of school visits, field work, trips, co-curricular activities and invited speakers/groups to enhance pupils’learning.


Monitoring and Assessment Teachers should:

Use monitoring and assessment information to evaluate and extend pupils’achievement.

Give frequent and constructive feedback to support pupils as they learn, following department policies on marking both classwork and homework, and relating this to national standards whereappropriate.

Manage pupils who fail to complete/hand-in work, according to schoolpolicies.

Identify and support more able pupils, those working below expectations or failing to achieve their potential, and those with emotional/behavioural/socialdifficulties.

Record pupils’ progress and achievements systematically, using this to help pupils review their own progress and inform parents of pupils’ achievement at Parents’ meetings, on grade cards and in Reports orreferences.

Discuss with pupils their views about their own progress and strengths/weakness, using subject performance profiles, so as to set targets for futureimprovement.


Class Management There should be:

A purposeful, disciplined learning environment, where pupils feel secure andconfident.

High expectations of pupils’ behaviour, clear disciplinary structures following the Code of Conduct, and the promotion of self- control andindependence.

Clearly structured lessons or sequences of work which interest and motivate pupils,and groupwork.

Make learning objectives clear to pupils

Employ a variety of interactive teaching methods and collaborative

promote active and independent learning, that enables pupils to

think for themselves and to plan/manage their ownlearning

Differentiated teaching where appropriate, to meet the needs of a variety ofpupils.

An awareness of the varying needs of boys and girls, and those from different cultural/ethnic groups.

Effective organisation/management of teaching/learningtime.

Efficient management of the physical teaching spaces, materials andresources.

Homework and other out-of-class work which consolidates and extends work done in class, and encourages pupils to learn independently.

All staff are expected to contribute to our Co-Curricular Programme, whether through sport or outward bound activities, or through the many extension classes and clubs on offer.

You must also be required to undertake such other comparable duties as the Head Master requires from time to time.

Does this sound like the vacancy for you? We would urge you to apply as soon as possible as this is a time sensitive vacancy.

Salary is negotiable for the right candidate.

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