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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

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Design Technology

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual) MPS/UPS

Teacher of Design Technology job summary

Wootton Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Design Technology teacher ideally with a Product Design specialism to teach in the Trust’s two schools, Wootton Upper School and Kimberley 16 – 19 STEM College.

It is an exciting time to join WATs Design Technology team of experienced teachers. We have increasing numbers of learners studying Graphics and Product Design across KS3, KS4 and KS5. We also offer Engineering at KS 5. Large numbers of WAT learners progress to university and into apprenticeships to continue studying DT and Engineering related subjects.

In September 2021 we introduced A Level Design Technology [Product Design] and we anticipate that the person appointed to this role will contribute towards the teaching of this course. The person appointed may also contribute towards the teaching of Level 3 BTEC Engineering at KS5. As well as teaching GCSE Design Technology the successful applicant will also teach Year 9 pupils ideally contributing to both Product Design and Graphics lessons.

Wootton Academy Trust’s Design and Technology Department has fantastic resources including a range of DT specialist workshops at Wootton Upper School and state of the art facilities at Kimberley College, a specialist STEM institution.

We are looking for a colleague who is:

A highly successful classroom practitioner

An enthusiastic and hardworking team player who wants to share best practice

Able to achieve high levels of pupil engagement, challenge and progress

Inspirational with the ability to motivate students

Ability to teach KS3, KS4 and KS5

Able to contribute to the ongoing- development of schemes of learning

Willing to contribute and engage in extra-curricular Design and Technology activities

This post is likely to appeal to teachers looking for their first appointment wanting to teach across the 13 – 19 age range working in a large department of subject specialists as well as other teachers keen to work in a Trust with a specialist STEM College.

Whilst the post is full-time, the Trust will consider applications from teachers preferring to work part-time [0.5 and above].

Closing Date: Open until filled. We reserve the right close the vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications. Therefore please submit your application at your earliest opportunity.

Wootton Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Wootton Academy Trust is committed to diversity in our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The role is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

A NOTE FOR RECRUITMENT AGENCIES - We prefer to hire people directly. We’ll be in touch if we need you!

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 Wootton Upper School

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
897 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18

Wootton Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust comprising of Wootton Upper School and Kimberley STEM college.

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