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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 January 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 December 2023

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS plus Federation benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Design and Technology specialist who would like to work in a school that values traditional and cutting-edge design making skills. Design, Technology and Engineering is highly valued at the College, with the experienced team consistently achieving a +0.50-progress score. Alongside high standards of academicprogress, the team have a strong commitment to providing extracurricular opportunities for students. Enrichment and trips are offered across the College, such as;engineering visits to a RAF base, Future Chef cooking competition, racing a student built electric vehicle in the Greenpower series andsupporting Year 11 students to apply for the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship.

In Years 7-9 students complete four units of work per year, through a variety of different medias and techniques, including; Product Design, Engineering, Food Prep and Nutrition. Uptake at Key Stage 4 is strong across the courses offered with GCSE Design and Technology, Technical Award Engineering, GCSE Food Prep and Nutrition and BTEC hospitality and catering, with currently sixYear 10 groups.As part of the continued development of the subject, the introduction of A level Product Design is planned for the next academic year at Harington School providingsixth-form teaching opportunities. This follows the successful introduction of the popular Technical Award in Engineering in the last academic year.

There are outstanding facilities throughout the Federation with purpose-built spaces offering excellent teaching resources and access to specialist equipment, this includes centre lathes and milling machines, bag press, hot metal working areas, laser cutter, CNC router and 3D printers.As part of the Catmose College expansion, two new additional specialist teaching areas in technology were built this year.

Applications are particularly welcomed from early career teachers who will be well supported by experienced mentors, or from more experienced candidates where there are exceptional opportunities for further professional development and promotion. The appointed candidate will be joining a strong and supportive team of specialist teachers who take pride in achieving the best outcomes for all students.

What the school offers its staff

Teachers are able to enjoy many additional benefits that come as part of working within the Federation. These include, amongst others:

  • Relocation support for hard-to-recruit subjects.
  • Vast range of staff training including a funded Master’s scheme.
  • Primary, secondary and sixth-form teaching opportunities.
  • Staff laptops.
  • Priority admission for children of staff to the College and Primary.
  • Flexible working; part-time and a job share are supported.
  • A broad range of opportunities to engage in extracurricular trips and activities.
  • A subsidised restaurant, refectory and orangery.
  • Complimentary lunch on staff training days.
  • Cycleshare scheme salary sacrifice for bike purchases.
  • Free parking.
  • Holidays outside of the usual term-time pattern, including a two-week autumn break and an early summer.

Further details about the role

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and welcome applications from candidates looking for a variety of flexible working arrangements including, but not limited to; part time working and a job share.

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all staff to share this commitment. We provide safeguarding training to all staff on an annual basis, and all staff are responsible for ensuring safeguarding, health and safety policies are implemented in line with Federation policy and current legislation. Please familiarise yourself with our Safeguarding Policy, available online at www.rutlandfederation.com/policies.

This position advertised is a ‘regulated position’ which means it will involve regular contact with children and young people; under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. This position is also ‘exempt’ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Oliver Teasel, the Vice Principal responsible for Art, he may be contacted via email:oteasel@haringtonschool.com

Commitment to safeguarding

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all staff to share this commitment. We provide safeguarding training to all staff on an annual basis, and all staff are responsible for ensuring safeguarding, health and safety policies are implemented in line with Federation policy and current legislation.

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About Catmose College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1069 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Catmose College is an oversubscribed secondary academy school on Huntsmans Drive in Oakham, Rutland. The majority of students are drawn from the county town of Oakham and surrounding villages, although many are attracted from a wider area including Leicestershire and Melton through parental choice.

The College is one of the highest achieving in Rutland and Leicestershire. Our Ofsted report in February 2012 rated the College ‘Outstanding’ in all categories. We offer a broad range of experiences beyond the classroom to build independence, resilience and leadership skills that are critical for success in adult life.

We believe in the traditional values of education; that students do best when they are happy, behave well and are engaged in purposeful activity. Our approach blends high expectations with innovative practice to ensure that all students are able to achieve their potential. The College is about much more than just academic success, our ethos is one that embraces the whole person, not just what they accomplish in lessons but everything else that ensures they are ready for the challenges of the adult world. For example, students partake weekly in the ever-popular Electives programme, where lessons finish early to allow time for students to participate in a vast array of over 90 activities and learning, from Caribbean Cooking to Cricket, and Pottery Throw Down to Trampolining.

Students also benefit from an extremely wide array of trips and visits; in previous years these have included a performing arts trip to Liverpool, a photography trip to Iceland, cultural visits to Italy and Spain, a German exchange, a visit to the WWI battlefields and much more.

We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke approach to students’ needs, whether they are more able or need some extra support. Music, Sport and Academic Scholarships are awarded annually to students who can demonstrate excellent ability in their chosen area. The scholarships are designed to recognise exceptional talent and to provide the facilities, resources and staffing to allow high-ability students to achieve their potential.

When making decisions at the College, our guiding principle is simple, ‘Would it be good enough for our own children?’ By ensuring that the standards of everything we do meets this benchmark, we ensure that the quality of services we offer are exceptional.

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