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  • Start date details

    September 2023 or January 2024

  • Closing date

    29 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 March 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

MPR/UPR depending on experience

Additional allowances

Recruitment and retention allowance for a suitable 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 a Teacher of Design & Technology to start in September 2023. Design & Technology sits within the Technology Faculty. The Faculty pride themselves on having an innovative and forward thinking curriculum. Practical work is at the heart of everything and the Faculty’s vision centres on giving students the skills and experiences they need so that they can be successful in the wider world beyond school.

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.

We are looking for someone who can play an active role in contributing to the already high standards within the team. Design and Technology results are consistently strong and the course has a high uptake. You will be supported by a passionate and hands-on faculty leadership team; as well as experienced and dedicated teachers within that team.

This post offers an exciting career opportunity. The post would suit either an ECT or experienced teacher. You will work in a supportive and collaborative environment.

What the school offers its staff

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.

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 two equally passionate Assistant Achievement Leaders, who are Food specialists, together they have created an extremely motivated and enthusiastic Technology team who work well collaboratively to create an innovative, enriching and ever evolving curriculum.

In Key Stage 3, students currently have 75 minutes of Design & Technology time every week. This takes 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, 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.

This post offers an exciting career opportunity. The post would suit either an ECT or experienced teacher. You will work in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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 Design and Technology and what specialisms you could bring to Crestwood Community School.

You can find the application form and person specification for the role on the school website under School Information/Vacancies.

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

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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