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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time, part time

Contract type


Pay scale

MPR/UPR depending on experience

Additional allowances

TLR 2a £3,214.
Recruitment Incentive available of up to £3,000 per annum for the right candidate.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving central Eastleigh. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious person as an Assistant Faculty Lead for our Design & Technology department to start in September 2024. D&T sits as part of the Technology Faculty and is an exceptionally upbeat, forward-thinking, and innovative department, which is cohesive, team-spirited and collaborative. We are looking for someone who can play an active role in contributing to the already high standards within the faculty, fostering an inquisitive approach to D&T and reviewing and shaping the curriculum.

The post would suit a Resistant Materials/ Graphics specialist

Crestwood Community School had an Ofsted inspection in February 2024, which confirmed that we continue to be a ‘good’ school. The report stated that at Crestwood “there is a welcoming, friendly atmosphere”. They also said that “teachers and support staff, including those in the early stages of their career, are proud to work at the school. They particularly value school leader's careful consideration of their workload and well-being so that they can focus their efforts fully on pupils’ education.” In addition, Ofsted report that “many pupils, staff and parents describe the school as a ‘big family’. This is a happy school, where staff and students want to be. The #Crestwoodfamily pervades through everything we do.

At Crestwood within KS3 Design and Technology we currently offer a range of specialisms such as Textiles, Electronics, Product design, Graphics and Food. At KS4 we offer both a GCSE in Design and Technology and Food Preparation and Nutrition. However, as an innovative and forward thinking team, we are always looking to develop new areas within the subject and at Key Stage 3 are always developing new projects. We are seeking any specialism.

The Technology Faculty is a leading faculty across both campuses. The Achievement Leader of Technology is enthusiastic, highly experienced, hands-on and a highly supportive Head of Faculty. He is assisted by an equally passionate Assistant Achievement Leader, who is a Food specialist, together they have created an extremely motivated and enthusiastic Technology team who work well collaboratively to create an innovative, enriching and ever evolving curriculum. The team are supported by 3 technicians, one of whom is a qualified D&T teacher.

For the successful candidate, a commitment to raising standards and a passion for developing young adults is essential: this entails a commitment to all learners, to excellence for all, and a belief that a good school makes a significant difference to learners’ life chances, levels of attainment and the wellbeing of the community as a whole.

What the school offers its staff

As Head Teacher I have a clear vision and an absolute determination to improve the provision of education across Eastleigh.

We care deeply about our school, the staff, the students and the community we serve, we are a school with a heart. We as a school are clear about our improvement agenda and we work cohesively as a school wide team. As this was our fifth consecutive “good” grading it demonstrates that at Crestwood we are continually providing a consistent quality in all we do, against a backdrop of tougher standards and criteria to be judged against.

In Key Stage 3, students currently have 75 minutes of Design & Technology time every week, however the school is currently consulting on moving to 60 minute lessons. These lessons take the form of ‘rotations’ throughout the year, so that all students get to experience all specialisms. In Key Stage 4, we currently offer GCSE Design & Technology - with students choosing between a Resistant Materials or Textiles specialism for their final NEA, and also GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition, as option subjects. However, within our ethos to constantly find the most innovative and dynamic curriculum mix, we are always looking at the merits of new courses.

The Faculty is incredibly well resourced across both campuses with specialist rooms for each subject area and up-to-date equipment, which is well managed and maintained by our own in-house technicians. Our IT resources are also excellent, with access to IT suites, Chromebooks and specialist design software as needed.

As a school we take staff well being seriously. We offer staff the following:

  • wellbeing weeks, with no commitments scheduled after school
  • free lunch every day
  • free tea and coffee
  • half termly cooked breakfasts
  • accrued inset days, taken as twilights, giving staff an additional 4 days off a year
  • One wellbeing day per year (during term-time), to be taken at their chosen time (after a qualifying period)
  • weekly thank you bulletin
  • birthday cards
  • heads discretionary leaves of absence for family events
  • acts of random kindness
  • access to mental health first aiders

We will ensure that the successful candidate has:

  • comprehensive induction including a dedicated mentor
  • continuous professional learning, development and improvement
  • the opportunity to contribute to raising standards for all our students

Further details about the role

Your application should comprise a completed Hampshire teaching application form, and a letter in which you should outline your experience to date, the reasons for your interest in the post and your suitability for it. Please include a paragraph on your philosophy of teaching Design & Technology and what specialisms you could bring to Crestwood Community School.

Applications, with the names and addresses of two referees, should be returned to me, Krista Dawkins, Head Teacher at hr@crestwood.hants.sch.uk.

Please download further details and a Hampshire Teaching Application form from the school website www.crestwood.hants.sch.uk located under the School Information / Vacancies tab.

Commitment to safeguarding

Crestwood Community School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Crestwood Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1403 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02380 641232

Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving central Eastleigh. Crestwood Community School had an Ofsted inspection in June 2018, which confirmed that we are a ‘good’ school. We also achieved outstanding gradings in Personal Development and Behaviour and Leadership. They also said that as a school we are “passionately committed to providing a first-class inclusive education for all pupils; tenacious in their pursuit of additional resources and approaches to continually improve provision.” This is a happy school, where staff and students want to be. The #Crestwoodfamily pervades through everything we do.

Arranging a visit to Crestwood Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email justine.sayers@crestwood.hants.sch.uk.

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