Design Technology Teacher KS2 and KS3

Ferndown Middle School, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9UP

3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    10 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main to upper scale

Design Technology Teacher KS2 and KS3 job summary

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated Design Technology 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 Technology across the school and includes a 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

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

Using the application form

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 applications forms will not be shortlisted.

Please return your completed application form by the closing date to Mrs Shield, Heads PA,

Applications are warmly welcomed from Early Career Teachers.

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, satisfactory references, and a health check.

As outlined in KCSIE 2022, we are now required as part of our shortlisting process to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence. If you are shortlisted for the role an appropriate online search will be undertaken on your name(s). Any information given will be treated as confidential and will only be used in relation to the post for which you have applied.

Interviews are planned for Friday 14th October 2022.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Ferndown Middle School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
577 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
Contact phone number

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 school’s 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.

Our vision is for all children at Ferndown Middle School to be confident and successful learners; well-equipped and resourced for the world they will inherit. This will of course start by ensuring all children make excellent academic progress and achieve their highest potential. However, learning at Ferndown Middle School is deeper than just this; it is about guiding children to develop a genuine love of learning and an understanding of both the purpose and importance of learning beyond the classroom.

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Middle School

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Middle School

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.

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