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Teacher of Design Technology

Gordano School, Bristol

Job details

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

Job summary

We are seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of Design and Technology to join our dynamic DT Faculty.

The successful candidate must possess the skills and experience to teach all aspects of D&T at KS3 and Product Design at KS4. The ability to teach Level 2 Construction would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be:
• a strong classroom teacher
• able to enthuse, engage and motivate students
• particularly experienced and skilled in teaching DT: Product Design
• experienced in teaching all aspects of Design and Technology at KS3
Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

Applying for the job

Applications should be submitted with covering letter and application form (curriculum vitae optional) to the Headteacher, Mr Tom Inman, at recruitment@gordanoschool.org.uk by:
Closing date: 9am Friday 26th February 2021
Interview date: w/c 1 March 2021

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1945 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Gordano School

Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of over 350 students that is strongly integrated into the school and offers significant opportunities for Post-16 teaching in over 30 courses. We are the sole secondary school serving the popular town of Portishead, and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community.

We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We have a record of considerable academic success, but believe that an education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in a complete sense. As well as consistently positive Progress 8 and Level 3 Value Added outcomes at GCSE and A Level respectively we place great emphasis on student leadership, an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and student progression to their next steps in a wide range of academic and vocational routes.

We value our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and our role as a Teaching School in delivering high quality support and development for colleagues, both new to the profession and more established. Our size allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles.

We were judged Outstanding in all categories in our last Ofsted inspection, but, just as importantly, seek to be a very happy school community with a big heart. This has never been more evident than in the last year, where we have been incredibly proud of the response of our brilliant staff, children and families in response to the Covid pandemic.

School location

St Mary's Road, Bristol, BS20 7QR

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