Teacher of Design and Technology (Fixed term Maternity Cover Position)

Oxford Spires Academy, Oxford, OX4 2AU

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  • Start date details

    1st January 2023 (or earlier by negotiation)

  • Closing date

    7 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 9 Months

Pay scale


Teacher of Design and Technology (Fixed term Maternity Cover Position) job summary

We are looking for a dynamic teacher of Design and Technology who is able to teach across the specialisms, is a strong practitioner and has a passion for inspiring students. This is the perfect opportunity to work within a dynamic faculty and to help to support and further develop our exceptional provision within the academy. As an academy we are committed to arts, design and creativity within our curriculum. We are a highly sought after and well-established comprehensive in East Oxford with over 1300 students including 6th form. A strength of Oxford Spires is the warm, welcoming culture for students and staff alike and a huge sense of community as ‘our children are happy and there is a strong culture of respect across the school’ (Ofsted 2017)  The Design & Technology department is a highly respected and pedagogically focused faculty. The subject plays an important role in our richly diverse school community and contributes positively to the experience of our students.  As a teacher of design and technology you will be part of an exceptional team, you will play a key role in further shaping and developing what is already an area of strength within the school. Design & Technology is extremely popular at GCSE. We have also introduced engineering at Level 1 and hospitality and catering at Level 2. Our first cohort of A-Level students started in September 2019.   What we are looking for: • A creative and energetic teacher of design & technology. • A passionate and dynamic teacher who will inspire innovation and creativity within our students. • Applicants who have a commitment to creating an inclusive classroom where all students make excellent progress and experience success.  We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to nurturing staff development. In return, we offer you a friendly and supportive environment and the chance to make a genuine difference to the amazing young people that make up our Academy.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references. It is an offence for an individual who has been disqualified from working with children to knowingly apply for, offer to do, accept, or do any work in a ‘regulated activity’. The position advertised is a ‘regulated activity’. 
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About Oxford Spires Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1323 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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Oxford Spires Academy is part of Anthem Schools Trust. This dynamic organisation, committed to supporting thousands of children and young people to achieve great things through one of their schools.

Anthem Schools Trust are a family bound together by a commitment to three strongly held values: integrity, collaboration and excellence, and to our core purpose: creating ambitious and successful schools where everyone thrives. We are big enough to provide effective support for rapid school improvement, but small enough to foster open, honest relationships and communication.

Anthem Schools Trust welcomes schools of all types – wherever they are on their improvement journey. We see this diversity as a strength and celebrate the distinct nature of each school within the Anthem family. They have been improving schools since 2011.

Anthem serves over 8,000 children and young people in 16 schools across the East Midlands, London and Thames Valley.

As a multi-academy trust (or MAT), Anthem is first and foremost a school improvement organisation, responsible for ensuring that the public money they receive to run 11 primary schools and five secondary schools is used to drive the best possible outcomes for the children and young people under their care.

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