POST: Teacher of Design
SALARY: TMS/UPS with a TLR
2.3 £7,016 available for candidates with suitable experience + £3,000
recruitment incentive payment
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
- Teaching is outstanding. Lessons are planned extremely well
to make sure they are demanding, exciting and get the most out of all groups of
- 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.
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
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.
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
Applications are available
from our website:
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