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  • Start date details

    April 2024 (We will consider alternative start dates throughout the 2024 Acedemic year for the right candidate)

  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 October 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

plus TLR 2A £3,017.00

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Trust would like to appoint an enthusiastic Design & Technology teacher to be second in charge to join our team at Thornden school. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual who will be passionate about Design and Technology. Within the Technology department at Thornden we offer a wide range of courses that come under the Technology umbrella. In Key stage 3 students follow modular courses of the key material areas within Design & Technology these include: Food, Graphics, Systems/Engineering, Textiles and Resistant Materials. We are a very popular choice for our students at GCSE level with over 210 students opting for courses within the department for this September. We offer GCSE Design & Technology in Paper & Boards, Timbers and Textiles, GCSE Engineering and GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition. The successful candidate will need to be able to teach a wide range of the material areas at Key Stage three, however applications are welcome from candidates who specialise in any of the following: Timbers, Graphics or Engineering at Key Stage 4 GCSE level.

We are seeking an individual who is:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Teaching or training in a comprehensive school (KS3 and 4)
  • Ability to prioritise workload and deadlines
  • Ability to teach either Graphics/Paper and Boards, Engineering or Timbers
  • to GCSE level

What the school offers its staff

  • A positive working environment focused on staff well-being, student welfare, progress and high standards of achievement and behaviour
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and Training and Development Programmes
  • In-house Teaching School
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme

Further details about the role

More about HISP Trust:

HISP Multi Academy Trust believe in building excellent educational environments that inspire and unlock potential in all our school communities.  We currently have five schools within our Trust covering the age ranges from nursery to 16 with plans to expand and grow quickly across our geographical location.

Whilst we are currently a small Trust, we are ambitious and have a broad range of outward facing accreditations that support our schools and those within our local area.  Evidence informed practice underpins our ethos, professional development and school improvement.   We have been designated, by the DfE, with two Teaching School Hubs covering Portsmouth, Southampton, the Isle of Wight and the South Eastern and South Western parts of Hampshire.  The core purpose behind the Teaching School Hubs is to become centres of excellence for teaching and leadership training and development.

For more information, please visit the school website and download the application pack and complete our support staff application form. Our website address is https://www.thornden.hants.sch.uk/joining-us/vacancies/. Completed application forms can be emailed to recruitment@hispmat.org or submitted by post to HR Officer, HISP MAT, Thornden School, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2DW. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. No agency applications either please.

For informal enquiries please contact us at recruitment@hispmat.org

Commitment to safeguarding

The HISP Multi Academy Trust is 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. We are also committed to providing equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment and selection process and ensuring that candidates are treated fairly and lawfully throughout the process.

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About Thornden School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1466 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Thornden School is part of the HISP Multi Academy Trust, which was formed in January 2020. As a MAT, we aim to ensure that our schools have strong and talented leadership and staff, who in turn will ensure that the young people who are in each of the MAT schools have access to excellent education, support and wider opportunities.

Thornden is an oversubscribed, outstanding school serving Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding area with just over 1470 students on roll. We have an ambitious ethos based on high expectations for all. Our students are proud of their academic and wider achievements, having a belief in their own success and ability to succeed which continues beyond our school with a high percentage of Thornden students excelling at local colleges and then at further and higher education.

In the results for 2019, 90% of our students achieved 5 or more 9-4 grades including English and Maths and 54% achieved the English Baccalaureate. Our value added performance was 0.65 in 2019 which puts the school at the top of the league tables for Hampshire. We had anticipated even better performance and outcomes for 2020.

Thornden is a busy and dynamic school with a strong focus on developing the whole child. We have a vibrant performing arts department that encourages students to embrace a rich cultural education beyond the more traditional subjects. Alongside our formal curriculum provision, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including sporting clubs and teams, author visits, Duke of Edinburgh Award and trips within the UK and abroad. We firmly believe that by engaging students and encouraging enjoyment we inspire them to learn and achieve therefore helping them to develop into fully contributing and happy members of our community. Thornden also leads a large successful Teaching School alliance with an outstanding School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme and we are a Research School.

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