This job expired on 26 February 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time: Part-time applications may also be considered

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

Additional allowances

TLR 2c - £7,847

What skills and experience we're looking for

Candidates suitable for the role will:

be able to teach Resistant Materials or Graphic Products or Product Design to KS4

be at an advantage if they can teach Product Design to KS5 and all disciplines, including Food Technology, to KS

be an excellent classroom practitioner

be able to stretch and challenge able students to achieve highly

have the ability to communicate effectively with all staff, students and parents

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • the opportunity to join a highly successful DT department with a wide range of experience and expertise
  • the chance to work in an Ofsted judged ‘Outstanding’ school – October 2021
  • a stimulating and creative environment that has the opportunity to develop links with STEAM projects
  • the support of a dedicated technician
  • a CPD provision tailored to your needs focusing on areas of research and development
  • a diverse workplace, with an engaged student and staff community who work together to promote equality, diversity and inclusion
  • a supportive environment where the work-life balance of teachers is proactively supported by the governors and senior leadership team
  • a two-week October half term
  • numerous other benefits (please see our attached information pack)

Further details about the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Design & Technology specialist with a talent for leadership to share their knowledge and love of their subject in our vibrant and supportive grammar school setting, where a ‘Love of Learning’ is evident in every student interaction.

The DT department applies a ‘doing’ approach to learning, merging creativity with design and engineering to stunning effect. This summer, students achieved 100% A*-B at A level and 97% 9-7 at GCSE, demonstrating the students’ engagement in the subject. The dedicated work of the DT department and enthusiasm for the subject, has resulted in two Sixth Form students recently receiving ArkwrightScholarships.

While the successful candidate will be confident in teaching Design & Technology to high achieving students, the school will support the development of the skills needed to lead a department, and previous management experience is therefore not essential.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Tiffin Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share and support this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to both a full employment history and child protection check, and will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (criminal record) check.

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About The Tiffin Girls' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1236 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 8546 0773

The Tiffin Girls’ School, a selective state school and stand-alone Academy, is a vibrant and happy community where the students take centre stage. The school is currently home to 1,235 students, aged between 11 and 18, and is now into its 143rd year. The school is a six form entry selective school, with 180 students in each year group and over 340 in the Sixth Form.
The school prides itself on encouraging students to aspire to do the best in everything they do, whether that be: academic excellence, a passion and enthusiasm for the creative and performing arts, sporting prowess, or student leadership. A broad and challenging curriculum sits alongside a stimulating and rewarding range of extracurricular activities, many of which are student-led, and these elements of school life combine to develop inquisitive, confident, dynamic and successful young people ready for their future lives as global citizens.

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