Teacher of Design Technology
About this role: Mascalls Academy are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Design Technology to start from September 2020. The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject and have the ability to motivate, support and enthuse students. You will join a successful, established team working in a modern, well-equipped environment.
We offer an exciting and rewarding place to work with access to the highest quality CPD that ensures you are at the forefront of teaching and learning innovation. Our students are keen to learn and succeed and appreciate their teachers’ support and dedication. PGCE students are most welcome in addition to highly experienced teachers. We can offer a bespoke professional development package based on your level of experience and career objectives.
Design Technology is a popular subject at Mascalls Academy; we have a cohort of over 120 students in Key Stage 4 and 15 A-Level students who we see flourish year on year when being taught by a passionate and engaging teacher. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you!
Essential educational requirements
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Essential skills and experience
Experience teaching this subject area
Get to know our department…
Key study areas for our GCSE and A level courses include design and the 21st century, impact of new and emerging technologies, impact of designers and new developments in materials amongst other interesting topics.
Our exam board for both KS4 and KS5 is Eduqas.
At KS3 we deliver a range of Design Technology disciplines including, Resistant Materials, Graphics, CAD/CAM and Food and Nutrition.
We have excellent ICT facilities with access to design software.
We have access to two laser cutters, CNC router, a 3D printer as well as lathes, and general workshop machinery and tools.
For trips, we have previously been aboard visiting Florence, Barcelona and Brussels and plan to add to these destinations to include a number of visits within the UK to develop pupils understanding of production and industry.
All post holders will need to demonstrate the range of characteristics and competencies as follows:
Drive for Improvement
Passion for learning
Impact and influence
Holding people accountable.
Working at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.
Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our recent OFSTED inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.
Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and our leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our buildings, facilities and green open spaces make our academy modern, light and airy giving it a vibrant and special character.
We can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and collaborative department, not only within Mascalls but with the wider Trust as well. Full support will be provided and you’ll have the tools and environment needed to teach in a way that works for you. We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that you thrive on inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity. We aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient to driving great learning outcomes.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
We require all staff within the Trust to complete an enhanced DBS check as part of our on-boarding process in order to safeguard our students.
About Mascalls Academy
- Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT
- Mascalls Academy website (opens in a new window)