This job expired on 17 April 2023

  • Start date details

    Sept 2023 or earlier

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3


Design and technology

Working pattern

Part time: Four days per week

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UP3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated Design/Resistant Materials Teacher who shares our commitment and vision in providing high-quality education for all of our young people. Applications are welcome from experienced or newly qualified teachers.

The post of teacher will involve teaching Design/Resistant Materials across the school and includes a shared tutor’s responsibility.

The key purpose will be to plan, develop and deliver high-quality lessons and courses within the broad, balanced, relevant, and differentiated subject area curriculum using a variety of approaches, to continually enhance teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will

  • Be an excellent practitioner who is able to deliver a high standard of education
  • Be passionate about learning as learning is at the heart of everything we do
  • Be a caring person, to ensure that the emotional well-being of our pupils is at the heart of what we do
  • Be adaptable, innovative, and able to utilise a range of teaching styles
  • Be able to plan and deliver engaging lessons
  • Be someone who can work alongside our enthusiastic and innovative team and believe teamwork is vital to being successful
  • Lead by example
  • Be willing to contribute to the whole school community
  • Have a real desire to join Ferndown Middle School and be part of the Castleman Trust and help build an inspiring learning community where all thrive and are successful

What the school offers its staff

We can offer

  • A thriving, successful school
  • Encouragement and support to develop your skills and expertise
  • Motivated and well-behaved pupils
  • A committed team of staff and Governors
  • Excellent resources
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • An established and successful ECT Programme
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Free access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Further details about the role

Applications should be made on the application form and include details of curriculum expertise.

Please ensure a full work history is completed in your application form including any gaps of employment and two referees are given. Please note Ferndown Middle School does not accept CVs in place of an application form. Incomplete application forms will not be shortlisted.

Interviews are planned for w/c 24th April 2023

If you would like to visit the school, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment. To gain a greater understanding of our school values, curriculum offer, and premises, please visit our school website and refer to the application pack.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Castleman Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the Person Specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including an Enhanced DBS check, online search, satisfactory references and a health check.

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About Ferndown Middle School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
595 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
Phone number
+441202 876556

Ferndown Middle School is part of the Castleman Academy Trust – a Trust which prides itself on putting children first always and puts its values of Respect, Independence, Creativity and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

It is the staff in our academies who make our schools vibrant places of learning – who do all they can to make sure our children become confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens. Our staff want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with and are learners themselves who relish professional development opportunities.

Working in a Castleman Academy Trust school, you will be working with other forward thinkers, who see possibilities and are optimistic. You will have the support of like-minded colleagues and together we will ensure everyone has a great work life balance. Being part of the Castleman Academy Trust means there are a whole host of opportunities for you to develop and flourish.

Ferndown Middle School is situated in Ferndown adjacent to Ferndown First and Ferndown Upper Schools. The school has up to 600 pupils, covering the age range 9 to 13 years old (year groups 5 to 8). The school is part of the Castleman Academy Trust.

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Middle School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mshield@fernmid.dorset.sch.uk.

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