Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Design and technology
Collingwood College is looking to appoint a Teacher of Design and Technology
Collingwood College is looking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Design and Technology to join our well-resourced and friendly D&T team. This role will involve teaching a mix of KS3, KS4 & KS5 Classes across a range of D&T Topics.
We are a forward thinking & well-resourced department with access to 4 well equipped workshops, 2 dedicated IT suites, 8 3D printers, 2 Laser cutters, CNC Milling and most every type of traditional workshop machinery. D&T is a very popular KS4 option subject, with around 170 pupils electing to take a D&T subject each year at KS4 and KS5. Currently we offer D&T GCSE as a 'product design' route, 2 very popular level 2 courses in Engineering Manufacture and Systems & Control (Electronics), Level 1 Engineering, GCSE Art Textiles and GCSE Food & Nutrition.
We also offer the D&T A-Level in Product Design with strong students’ numbers opting to take this each year.
The department is passionate about D&T and raising the profile of STEM. We operate a successful Robot Wars club (with a TV appearance in 2017) and Green power Electric Race car team, currently ranked 7th out of 250 Teams Nationally.
The post will appeal to recently qualified or experienced teachers, with modern D&T skills and a specialist knowledge in Product design, Electronics and Engineering disciplines. Candidates with strong skills in 3D CAD software (Inventor/Solid works), experience in 3D printing, Laser cutting and CNC machining will be well suited to the role. Candidates will have knowledge of systems & control, programmable electronics and Electronics circuit board design and fabrication skills. Candidates with an Engineering background, as well as those with strong workshop, machine and practical experience would be particularly well suited.
Candidates would be expected to teach across a range of D&T specialisms (except Food & Textiles) and age groups from KS3 to KS5, though we do try to pair subject specialisms with staff skills.
A candidate with a passion for extracurricular commitments, experience, or interest in running a school Greenpower Racing team and working with young people outside the Department would also be highly desirable. TLR available for the right candidate.
Why Work for us
Collingwood provides a high level of support and professional development and can offer a positive, friendly and welcoming working environment. We also have an established and very successful supportive programme for Newly Qualified Teachers. The College Collingwood College is a High-Performing Specialist Academy for Technology and Applied Learning and a “Good School with Outstanding Leadership and Management” (OFSTED January 2017).
Applying for the job
Please note that, where the response to an advertisement has been exceptional, occasionally shortlisting and interviews may be arranged at short notice or prior to the closing date. Candidates are therefore, encouraged to submit their application forms as soon as possible. Forms available via the college website or the HR department.
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