This job expired on 30 June 2024

  • Start date details

    November 2024

  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time, part time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year - November 2024 to November 2025

Pay scale

Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale £30,000 - £46,525 (M1 - U3)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Role

We are looking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational Teacher of Design & Technology on a temporary basis to cover maternity leave. The position will suit an experienced or newly qualified teacher.

Do you believe that there are no limits to student achievement? If so, why not consider joining our school and make a real difference to our students. Our recent Ofsted inspection (Jan 24) graded our school as good with outstanding leadership. There has never been a more exciting time to join our school community

St Helena School has a robust CPD training programme that allows our staff to flourish. In addition to internal CPD at St Helena, staff have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the Sigma Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships. Excellent support is provided by The Sigma Trust, a large and local trust of schools.

This is a maternity cover post, fixed term until November 2025.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and deliver high quality, well-structured Design & Technology lessons to pupils at KS3 and KS4 level
  • Deliver engaging Design & Technology lessons that are adapted and will engage students in the learning process.
  • Maintain an understanding of curriculum developments in the subject
  • Contribute to the pastoral work of the school through the role of Form Tutor

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

Ideally you will:

  • Have experience of teaching Design & Technology
  • QTS is desirable for this post but not essential with the right candidate
  • Have excellent subject knowledge and a passion for inspiring future generations
  • Have excellent teaching and learning practice, planning, delivering and evaluating successful lessons
  • Have experience of, and commitment to, the education of the whole person promoting social and emotional well-being in addition to academic development
  • Have high expectations of students and colleagues
  • Be prepared to teach other areas of the Design & Technology curriculum on occasion

What the school offers its staff

Why work for The Sigma Trust, St Helena School?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

  • Excellent pension scheme
  • A Health Cash Plan
  • Free membership to Perkbox, offering discounts and savings
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing free and confidential advice
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Eye care plan
  • Annual free flu vaccination
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms
  • Discounted cinema tickets

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Further details about the role



Full or part-time applications will be considered

Pay Range: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale (M1 – U3)

Actual Salary from: £30,000 - £46,525

Start Date: 25th November 2024

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 St Helena School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
995 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01255 750913

Arranging a visit to St Helena School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk.

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