Head/Teacher of Design and Technology

The London Oratory School, London, SW6 1RX

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  • Start date details

    ASAP - 1 Jan latest

  • Closing date

    1 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Competitive

Additional allowances

Responsibility allowance for Head of Department

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are recruiting a suitably qualified and dedicated teacher to join our high performing Design and Technology department. We are looking for a candidate who can focus on woodwork, metal work and design. The successful candidate will benefit from, and be able to contribute to, a well-ordered, warm-hearted and highly disciplined school.

The School puts a premium on a virtue based, character development curriculum in the Catholic tradition, underpinning and enriching both knowledge rich and skills-based approaches to pedagogy; as such, all teaching staff are expected to make a contribution to the rich intellectual, spiritual, pastoral and co-curricular life of the school, in whatever way their talents suggest.

There may be a responsibility allowance or position of Head of Department available for the right candidate with sufficient experience.

We invite applicants who are either new to the profession and looking to grow in their career, and/or those who are more established. Either way, you will have a strong degree of expertise in your chosen subject, be empathetic and a real energiser, keen to share your enthusiasm for the subject and for teaching. And, either way, we will give you all the support you need to develop your potential as a teacher and/or educational manager and leader.

What the school offers its staff

The School enjoys a highly competitive salary scale to recognise and reward the very committed body of staff that make up its Common Room.

In addition to first class, tasteful facilities (including on-site parking, a state of the art gym and swimming pool) and a highly competitive salary package, here are five reasons as to why you might consider working with us:

1. Our vision: A compelling vision of what a distinctively Catholic education should look like, open to the world and fitting pupils to move through it with panache and confidence;

2. Our pupils: Well-disciplined, switched on, cosmopolitan - and quirky - supported in their growth by skilled staff and a tightly structured pastoral system;

3. Our staff: An intellectually lively and collegial Common Room culture, that supports you in your growth as a subject and pedagogical expert;

4. Our priority: A highly supportive and collegial atmosphere at all levels that values and recognises the great work that teachers do, and the challenges and sacrifices they make to do it. In addition to daily freshly brewed coffee, we also offer full access to staff medical and counselling services, should these be required;

5. Your future: An innovative staff development programme that looks to support you in growing in your vocation, in a school that is keen to think through the implications of cutting-edge pedagogical research and development, within a rich philosophical and spiritual heritage.

Further details about the role

The London Oratory School invites you to apply for the post of Teacher of Design and Technology. Trad, but quirky, The London Oratory is amongst the city’s most prestigious Catholic schools. Educating boys from 7 to 18, with girls in the sixth form, it puts a strong emphasis on music with a liturgical twist, all as part of a broad, liberal arts curriculum – but that’s not all, so do please visit our website for a fuller flavour: www.london-oratory.org

Commitment to safeguarding

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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About The London Oratory School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 7 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1358 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 18
Email address
rsundt@los.ac
Phone number
020 7381 7627

Trad but quirky, The London Oratory School is a mainstream, Roman Catholic, all-through school with sixth form, situated in Fulham, south-west London. It caters for pupils aged seven to eighteen and has approximately 1,335 pupils enrolled. Founded in 1863 by the Fathers of the Oratory, The London Oratory School is a state-funded boys' academy and admits girls to the sixth form. The school moved to its present site in 1970. In September 1989, the voluntary-aided school became grant-maintained. A Junior House was added next to the Arts Centre in September 1996. Vision and values As a Catholic school, The London Oratory School upholds Canon Law and the teachings of the Catholic Church. The school aims to provide an environment that supports the spiritual, physical, moral and intellectual development of each pupil. It also strives to offers a wide range of educational, cultural and spiritual experiences, which will help each pupil reach their maximum potential. The curriculum is broad and varied and seeks to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. Pupils are well versed in the core subjects, which include history, science, English and maths, but the school believes physical activity is just as important. All pupils have at least two periods of sport and physical education each week. Music is also a big part of life at the school and all pupils in the first three years must study the subject.

Arranging a visit to The London Oratory School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email rsundt@los.ac.

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