• Expected start date

    22 February 2021

  • Application deadline

    9 December 2020 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    20 November 2020

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Design and technology
Working pattern
Full-time only

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, well qualified and ambitious Teacher of Design & Technology (Maternity cover) at St Cuthbert Mayne School. This is a full time temporary maternity cover for approximately two terms initially from February half term on 22nd February 2021. The Governors are looking for someone with experience of teaching up to GCSE. To teach at A Level would be an advantage but it is not a requirement.
The D & T Department
The Design and Technology Department at St Cuthbert Mayne School is a creative and resourceful area that has three full time and two part time members of staff. It prides itself on giving students lots of opportunities to design and make products using a wide variety of materials, tools, equipment and processes. Students are proactive in class, developing their skills and knowledge in all the different material areas including food, textiles, wood, metal, plastics, card and paper.
The Department has six teaching rooms. There are three workshops which are used for brazing, pewter casting ,electronics and working with wood/metals and plastics. There is one computer room with 27 computers, a printer/photocopier and a high quality Trotec laser cutter with a commercial specification. The computer room is where much of the designing takes place, including CAD/CAM and the use of Adobe illustrator, 2D Design and graphics. There are two FoodTechnology rooms and one Textiles room. The Design and Technology technician has a preparation room which accommodates the circular saw, band saw and a variety of other specialist equipment. There is also a part-time Food/Textiles technician who is based in the Food/Textiles area.
At Key Stage 3 all students study Design and Technology, following a carousel system. Every group has a combination of double lessons (2 hours) and single lessons (1 hour). The students study 4 different units each year in four different material areas. After completing each 8-week unit the students move to the next material area. The D & T National Curriculum is followed at KS3, using schemes of work written by the Dept. Throughout KS3, the D & T staff promote the subject for progression at KS4 by delivering enjoyable, accessible and challenging lessons for all students. Staff are also encouraged to promote all the possible job opportunities and careers within Design& Technology.
In KS4 the Department teaches AQA GCSE Design and Technology and AQA GCSE Food
Preparation and Nutrition, both of which are proving to be popular option choices and are
achieving successful results. Dept staff also deliver Cambridge National Level 1/2 in Child
Development and in KS5 the Department delivers BTEC Health and Social Care National Diploma. Public Services are also taught.

Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic/Church of England
Education phase
School size
893 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01803 329341

About St Cuthbert Mayne School

St Cuthbert Mayne School is a Joint Roman Catholic & Church of England School that welcomes all students from across Torbay and South Devon, regardless of their faith background. Our school community is made up of students and staff from Christian and non-Christian backgrounds, who are respectful of our Christian ethos.

There are currently over 900 students on roll, including 125 students in the Sixth Form. The teaching accommodation is of mixed age but well-resourced and maintained. In 2021, an exciting £3.6 million building project will start in the school, which will significantly improve the facilities for students and staff in our school.

It is an exciting time to join the school as we have started the next phase of our journey to provide an outstanding, inspirational and challenging education for all students. We have a relentless focus to ensure that our children get access to the best possible teaching through a vibrant and engaging curriculum, so that they live life to the full both now and in the future. This will be a challenging but very rewarding post. The school is committed to developing all its staff through regular coaching and a wide range of professional development opportunities through the South West Teaching School Alliance. If you are passionate about making a difference to the life chances of our children then we would love to hear from you.

The school was last inspected by Ofsted in November 2016 and was graded as Good in every area. The statutory inspection of Anglican/Catholic Schools was also conducted in November, and graded the school Good in all areas. Both reports can be found on the school website www.st-cuthbertmayne.co.uk.

STCM is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS), references and other employment checks.     

School location

Trumlands Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4RN

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