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  • Start date details

    September Term Start

  • Closing date

    13 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Art and design, Computing, Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time: 5 days

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Up to 1 Year

Pay scale

Main Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for


Degree in a DT related subject

DfE recognised teaching qualification such as a PGCE or equivalent

Knowledge of the Secondary Curriculum

A working knowledge of ICT in a classroom environment

The ability to inspire, motivate and challenge students

The ability to plan and teach well-structured lessons which achieve outcomes which are at least good and are often outstanding

The ability to meet targets for the students in your assigned classes

The ability to work closely with a team of teaching colleagues in your department to prepare, resource and teach your subject

The ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and colleagues showing respect for others and professionalism at all


The ability to adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students


Recent and relevant experience of teaching Design Technology to post-16 students.

Knowledge of recent initiatives and issues in education

Using ICT as a curriculum tool to improve standards

What the school offers its staff

Spencer Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

A high performing regional MAT with a national reputation for excellence, Spencer Academies Trust schools include primary, secondary and sixth form provision. Our academies work across highly diverse city and rural communities, including a strong presence in Derby and Nottingham. Standards and expectations in trust schools are high – and the trust focus on rapid improvement on the journey to outstanding education delivery.

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 17 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.

Further details about the role

This is a unique opportunity to join us at Arnold Hill Spencer Academy. We are seeking to appoint an inspirational full time, temporary, Teacher of Design and Technology, Art and IT and welcome applications from Teachers with experience in all material areas (not food) within Design & Technology who are also able to operate within a dynamic and forward-thinking team who are focused on developing exciting and engaging learning experiences for students across the 11-18 age range. A willingness to teach some computing at KS3 is also required (this is fully planned).

We are a forward-looking and dynamic team, which is warm and friendly and has high expectations of everyone.

We aim to raise student aspirations to achieve personal and academic excellence and to ensure they have the skills, confidence and resilience to become passionate life-long learners with the desire to fulfil their potential and more. The successful candidates will join a successful and supportive faculty, with a focus on innovation and sharing good practice. We are looking for a teacher who has a genuine enthusiasm for teaching and who has the ability to engage and motivate students. You will be expected to teach across both KS3 and KS4, with the possibility of also teaching at KS5. We would welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified teachers with any Design and Technology, Art and IT specialism.

Commitment to safeguarding

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

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About Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1573 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Arnold Hill Spencer Academy is a special place to learn and work. Our students are impressive young people, whose behaviour and achievements are something to be proud of. Our aim is for all members of the community to “Be inspired and achieve together” and to provide opportunities for this on a daily basis.

We teach our students the value of respect, how to act responsibly and support them to become mature, independent young people. We very much believe in the potential of every student, enabling them to thrive in our caring environment.

We are a member of the Spencer Academies Trust and benefit from the support of an established trust. To find out more about The Spencer Academies Trust, please visit www.satrust.com

Arranging a visit to Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ashley.brown@arnoldhillacademy.co.uk.

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