Subject Leader Design and Technology required from September
2023 TLR £3017 p.a. Full or Part-Time considered
A £2500 recruitment incentive (R&R) payment for successful candidates applying directly to RLT for this role, is payable after a qualifying period of two full terms in this role. This includes a 2-year retention period. Please see our attached information sheet for more details.
The post is full time post but part
time will be considered for the right candidate. Please indicate this in your
This is a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted 2022)
with great students and ambitious, talented staff, who aim to develop students
who have the belief in themselves that anything is possible. We want each one
of them to aspire to be the best they can be without any limitations and it’s
important to us that our teachers feel the same.
Do you want to work in a school that:
importance on Design Technology and, as such, is seeing the subject grow in
Is friendly and
community centred, where staff genuinely feel part of a team
well-being at the heart of everything we do.
student behaviour so teachers can teach and students can learn
quality bespoke CPDL as well as opportunities for collaboration and support
across a successful and highly respected multi academy trust. Is well resourced
and where each teacher has their own classroom complete with Clevertouch
interactive screen as well as a Chromebook.
We want you to apply if you are
aspirational to grow and learn yourself, have a keen interest in becoming the
best teacher you can be, building effective relationships and transferring to
students the same love for your subject that you yourself will have.
The successful candidate will be
joining a dedicated and enthusiastic team which is well resourced. Due to the
popularity of DT, you will need to be able to teach either Food, Textiles or Resistant
Materials at Key Stage 4.
All teachers have the opportunity to
develop their own teaching and leadership qualities, through our own bespoke
CPDL programme, following a relevant master’s course, NPQs, or off-site
training of their own choosing through our bespoke professional learning
programme. You will also have the opportunity to engage with good practice
across Oxfordshire as we play a significant role within the River Learning
Trust and engage with teaching colleagues outside our four walls. Through this
partnership, we have a strong focus on educational research to inform our
practice, and we link closely with other schools.
Our staff tell us they genuinely feel
like part of a team; a team who are striving to help each student flourish both
academically and personally. That’s important to us, if we are going to embody
our vision and if you are our kind of teacher, it will be important to you too.
It’s an exciting time to join us as we
embark upon a new school vision, in which you will play a key role. Our
students and staff are keen to meet you and show off our fantastic school, so
why not come and visit before you apply?
has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT
we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and
communities by working together rather than alone. All of the schools in RLT
are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our
commitment to our shared principles.
VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and
sustainably: to be better faster together.
‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and
therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our
‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and
each other, underpinned by our principles.
employees benefit from a wide variety of support including wide ranging
continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and
staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for
all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and
the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.
role includes regulated activity relevant to children.
River Learning Trust and Gosford Hill school are committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All
staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance
and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The River
Learning Trust are required to conduct online searches about you as part of
their shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in
Education guidance in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are
publicly available online. By applying for this role, you
acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the shortlisting
process. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS
check Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two
acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the
formal qualifications required for the role. The River Learning Trust is an
equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of
backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community. It is
an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from
engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. You should contact the
school if you are unsure if this role includes regulated activity relevant to
all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the
following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for
post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments
to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for
certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are
‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are
disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. For further
guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not
staff are expected to maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within
and outside school, by not undermining fundamental British values including
democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and
tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
you are interested in the post, please complete an application form outlining
your reasons for applying and your suitability for the post. The
closing date for receipt of applications is 9 am on Monday 16th October 2023
however, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised
date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has
closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your
application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The interview date to be confirmed
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.