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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible / January 2024

  • Closing date

    16 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

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Design Technology

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS + TLR £3017 p.a. +R&R £2500

Subject Lead Design & Technology - Full or Part Time Considered job summary

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 application.

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:

      Places great importance on Design Technology and, as such, is seeing the subject grow in popularity.

      Is friendly and community centred, where staff genuinely feel part of a team

      Places staff well-being at the heart of everything we do.

      Has excellent student behaviour so teachers can teach and students can learn

      Prioritises high 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? 

Education 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.

 OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘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 pupils.

 OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our 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.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children. 

The 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 children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates

This 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 filtered

Our 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.

If 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

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Gosford Hill School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
838 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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