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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500.00 - £23,893.00 Annually (Actual) Actual Salary £16,297

Design and Technology Technician job summary

This position is Term Time plus one week (5 inset days) for 30 hours per week, working within the Design and Technology Department

Maintenance Duties

Perform duties in line with health and safety regulations and take action where hazards are identified, including reporting any serious hazards to the line manager

Ensure that tools and machinery are regularly inspected and maintained (replacement of blades, parts etc.) in the workshop, food room and classroom areas, ensuring all teaching resources are in good working order and are safe to use.

Empty and clean the dust extraction filters as required by the manufacturer

Keep all classrooms organised and free from hazards

The safe treatment, storage and disposal of used materials including hazardous substances (COSHH)

Teaching and Learning Support

Maintenance, storage and preparation of resources for the successful delivery of lessons, workshops, tutorials and demonstrations undertaken by the DT Department

Provide and prepare equipment for Design and Technology lessons, examinations and exhibitions.

Supervision of and support for the KWS showcase(s) and end of year exhibitions by GCSE and A Level candidates and year-round whole school displays of work.

Assist in lessons as required during practical sessions, workshops, trips and taking photos of Students’ work, including physical involvement in support of making ambitious studio pieces (GCSE & A-Level) Lead demonstrations of key machines for students as required.

Working one-to-one with select students to aid their progress within Design and Technology

To assist Design and Technology staff in developing appropriate resources for teaching and learning


Be responsible for the general administrative work of the department such as: filing, photocopying, checking stock delivery, regular inventory of stock, and to catalogue reference books within the department.

Continually audit both renewable and non-renewable equipment and materials so as to ensure sensible stock levels are maintained at all times

Keep up to date with current procedures and practices through continuous professional development (CPD) and maintain up to date DATA H&S training for safe use of machinery. In addition to requiring an up to date food handling level 2 certificate. Attend department and line management meetings, courses and reading publications as required

Prioritise workload as directed by the Line Manager.

Maintain good working communication with the Line Manager

To utilise CAD and CAM machinery to support teachers in producing student work

Assist with organisation of trips

To assist teaching staff in promoting and raising the profile of DT within and outside School.

To undertake such other tasks relevant to the work of the Design Technology Department or the needs of the school as they may arise.

Be aware of and work within both the whole school health and safety policy and that of the department

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Katherine Warington School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
923 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Katherine Warington School is a new comprehensive, co‐educational and non‐denominational academic secondary school (opened September 19) with 750 students currently (180 in each of years 7, 8, 9 and 10 – these year groups are already oversubscribed). The school will add a

further 180 students in each subsequent year and then open a 250 strong Sixth Form. By 2025 we will have grown to our capacity of 1,150 students. The school was established through the partnership of the Harpenden Secondary Schools Trust, which includes the three outstanding

schools in Harpenden: Roundwood Park, St George’s and Sir John Lawes and additional partners: the University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research Centre (a world leading non‐profit agricultural science research centre).

Further details about the school, including our prospectus and virtual tour, can be found on our website: www.kwschool.co.uk

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