Teacher of Design Technology

Shireland Collegiate Academy, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 4ND

3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    2 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2.3 £7,016 available for candidates with suitable experience + £3,000 recruitment incentive payment

Teacher of Design Technology job summary

POST: Teacher of Design Technology

LOCATION: Shireland Collegiate Academy

SALARY: TMS/UPS with a TLR 2.3 £7,016 available for candidates with suitable experience + £3,000 recruitment incentive payment

REQUIRED FOR: January 2023 – Full Time Permanent

Shireland is an outstanding Academy based in Smethwick in the West Midlands, with a national and international reputation for the use of technology to enhance learning.

In our 2013 inspection Ofsted said:

  • This is an exceptional academy, which has maintained and built upon the very high standards seen at the last inspection.
  • Students, staff and parents are, quite rightly, proud to be associated with this academy. As one student said, ‘I feel privileged to be a student here.’
  • Teaching is outstanding. Lessons are planned extremely well to make sure they are demanding, exciting and get the most out of all groups of students.
  • The behaviour of students in lessons and around the academy is impeccable. They are keen, lively, questioning and enthusiastic learners who greatly enjoy and appreciate all the academy has to offer.
  • Staff are highly ambitious for students and fervent in their aim to get the best from each one, academically and personally.
  • The sixth form is outstanding and displays similar high qualities to the rest of the academy.

Post Details

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, creative and skilled teacher of Product Design with at least 2 years’ experience, who can inspire our students within our award-winning department. The department is a core subject at GCSE and is the most popular option opted for at A level with over 80 students studying Product Design in the Sixth Form. The department is amongst the highest performing subjects in the school and achieves outstanding GCSE and A level results. The department is well resourced in all areas, constantly developing and adapting to new technologies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching KS3, KS4 and A Level Product Design and experience of delivering projects across these key stages is essential.

We are a design centered department and aim to deliver student centered projects that reflect students developing creativity. Students enjoy making real, functioning products from a wide range of materials including woods, metals, plastics and compliant materials too. It is therefore essential that applicants can demonstrate high level practical skills to facilitate pupils learning in this area, in addition to having creative design skills. The successful candidate must also be proficient in the use and application of 2D Design, CAD, demonstrate good understanding of CADCAM, use of laser cutters, 3D printers and various CNC machines. Experience of using Solidworks is desirable.

The department was awarded the new DATA Design Mark in 2018, in recognition of the high-quality education provided. We have outstanding facilities including multiple CNC Trend Routers, CNC lathes, Metal Lathes, Wood Lathes, 3D printers of an industrial standard, and multiple laser cutters, as well as a broad range of the usual facilities across 4 workshops, a CNC room, and a design studio.

Students attain highly in this subject at all levels and require the commitment of their teacher to support their learning in lessons and through extracurricular involvement as appropriate.

Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its entire staff to share this commitment. All post-holders will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including a Children’s Barred List check for post carrying out a regulated activity.

Closing date: Wednesday 2 October 2022

Applications are available from our website:

All Vacancies - Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust (shirelandcat.net)

Applying for the job

To apply please visit our careers page via our Trust website.

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About Shireland Collegiate Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1497 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number

We are an established multi-academy Trust with schools across the Black Country area of the West Midlands.

Arranging a visit to Shireland Collegiate Academy

To arrange a visit please contact our HR Director, Melanie Adams on 0121 281 1602.

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