Design & Technology Teacher Moulton School and Science College, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Job description

Would suit Full-Time or Part-Time
Teachers’ Professional Scale

We are seeking to appoint for September 2019, a qualified and enthusiastic teacher to join our Design & Technology team. The successful candidate will be expected to teach within the Design and Technology Resistant Materials area of the subject.


The Design Faculty at Moulton School and Science College is well established and has an excellent reputation within the local area. The department is staffed by six specialist teachers supported by two technical staff.

Design has specialist facilities located in two distinct areas of the school, the Food Technology department consisting of one kitchen and one demonstration/theory room are located in the main school building and is equipped with a whiteboard, projector, and a full-class bank of Chromebook computers connected to an A4 colour printer. The Design & Technology including Textiles areas are located in a newly refurbished specialised building that includes facilities for working with both compliant and non-compliant materials. The building also provides a centralised learning resource facility equipped with audio-visual equipment and a network of PCs which are linked to a range of in-put and out-put devices including a CNC router machine, a 3D printer, a laser cutter, two cutter-plotters, a number of Janome sewing and embroidery machines, and sublimation printing.

Design has developed significantly over recent years, both in terms of facilities and curriculum. We pride ourselves in looking forward, a vision based on sound pedagogical principles, keeping the best of traditional thinking and being receptive to new challenges and philosophies. Food Preparation and Nutrition and Design & Technology (Textiles, Graphics, Systems and Control, and Resistant Materials) are taught to all Year 7 and 8 students, preparing them with a foundation for further and specialised study to GCSE and GCE qualifications. The faculty has aspirations to broaden the range of subjects it offers at GCE A level, currently AQA Design and Technology, Product Design is offered.

Key Stage 3 (Y7-8)

All students receive two one-hour lessons of design and technology each week. Throughout Years 7-8 students are taught, via a range of strategies, to make sound decisions, to communicate their thinking, and to develop practical skills. There is a strong emphasis on developing knowledge, understanding, and capability.

Taught in groups of no more than twenty, students stay with their class teacher for the whole year, and projects taught cover the breadth of the Design and Technology curriculum. In recent years it has been usual for a teacher to teach across two or more specialised areas, including Food Preparation and Nutrition, Textiles, Resistant Materials, Systems and Control, and Graphics.

Key Stage 4 (Y9-11)

At Key Stage 4 Design and Technology has become an option subject and students can opt to take a course in one Design and Technology specialism to a GCSE qualification. Again, group sizes are capped at twenty students.

Post 16
Currently, Design and Technology Product Design course is run very successfully to A level.

Essential educational requirements

• Teaching of Design & Technology at KS3 / KS4

Essential qualifications

• Degree in Product Design, or equivalent

Essential skills and experience

• Teaching of Design & Technology at KS3 / KS4
• Experience / awareness of role of tutor / pastoral role
• Evidence of a commitment to further professional development

About Moulton School and Science College

Moulton School is a warm, welcoming and hardworking school community, striving for excellence in all that we do. We want our students to leave school having maximised their academic progress, but also with fond memories of the breadth of opportunities taken, the relationships made, and the experiences enjoyed; for example, through our flagship student leadership programme. Situated five miles from Northampton and close to the M1, Moulton is a peaceful location with close proximity to the modern conveniences of town living . Moulton School is built on a commitment to academic excellence and the highest of personal standards, within an environment which provides each individual with the care, support and encouragement that they need to succeed. We pride ourselves on traditional values, such as hard work and discipline, whilst preparing young people for all the challenges of life in the 21st century. Our students are committed to their learning, and we have the highest of expectations of them, both academically, and in the character that they demonstrate as they grow and develop. Our core values and ethos statement “ASPIRE – Strive for Great Things” sets the tone, both for our expectations, and for the achievements that we are able to celebrate. Students are encouraged to become highly motivated, independent learners and are able to learn through differentiated learning activities. This allows them to develop high levels of knowledge, skills and technological understanding. Students’ work is carefully monitored and assessed regularly and they are involved in target setting. Our success is built on partnership and we are very fortunate in the high quality of staff who care for and guide the students through their time at Moulton challenging them at every step to become the young people that they can be. We are, as you may imagine, very proud of our students.   STAFF DEVELOPMENT Moulton has a talented and dedicated staff who show pride and commitment to their role. Our students benefit from their professionalism and their work in supporting students to achieve their best. High quality teaching and high expectations are at the heart of Moulton School and all teachers will be expected to develop practice which supports the ethos, values and vision, and contributes to the overall life and work of the school. Moulton School has strong staff development programme with a wealth of experienced staff working with teachers and support staff. To that end, we strive to create a learning environment that elicits outstanding outcomes for students. Staff are committed to their own development, and many take part in helping others to progress. In order to support this, we run training and development sessions that take place after school. There are also various training routes for staff to follow including. • Training School Network Programme • New staff and NQT induction programme in-house and as part of the SWAN network • Year 2 Teachers’ Programme • Middle Leaders’ Programme • Subject Leader and Senior Leadership qualifications (NPQSL) (NPQML) Many staff take part in regular subject specific training, and staff I specialist roles may attend external training courses run by specialists in areas such as pastoral care, First Aid, mental health and wellbeing, MAGT and challenge. Moulton School values diversity, and has developed an Equalities Policy to ensure that everyone within the school community is treated fairly, irrespective of race, gender, disability, sexuality or age.

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