• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2021

Job details

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

Job summary

 Thank you for expressing an interest in the post of Teacher of Design and Technology. 

Copthall School is led by a decisive leader having been awarded ‘TES Headteacher of the Year Award 2020’ and an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for Services to Education.  High quality teaching and learning is one of our priorities which leads to outstanding results.   Our outcomes for GCSEs are outstanding with a year on year upward P8 trajectory, placing us in the top 3% nationally for progress.  Our thriving Sixth Form, which is in the top 12% of schools for A-Level results, offers both A-Level and Vocational pathways and we boast an excellent success rate in University applications. 

Our students are keen to learn and are a real pleasure to teach.  Due to the growth of our KS3 and KS5 curriculum, we are looking to recruit either an experienced or NQT, Design Technology/Product Design Teacher with the flexibility to teach outside of their specialist subject. Experience teaching Food and Nutrition at KS3 would be an advantage but not essential.  We have a range of departmental initiatives which provide opportunities for the right candidate to cultivate their creative capabilities.  The successful candidate will be expected to: ·         have QTS and a degree or a similar related Design Technology related qualification ·         possess recent experience of teaching Design Technology/Product Design to students in KS3-KS5 ·         knowledge of the National Curriculum for GCSE and A Level DT including exam specifications ·         be an innovative and reflective practitioner who is keen to learn ·         have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils 

·         have an interest in and commitment to working with, supporting the development of, and safeguarding children 

Additional allowances


  • support, mentoring and training appropriate to the post 

  • a forward looking, hardworking and enthusiastic team of staff with the desire and skills to improve outcomes

  • the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the school, its students and families

  • benefits from our Employee Assistance Programme/Well-being package 

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
920 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0208 959 1937

About Copthall School

Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries. We have approximately 1000 students on role, 120 of which are enrolled in our thriving Sixth Form which is in the top 12% of schools for A Level results. We offer both A-Level and Vocational pathways and we boast an excellent success rate in University applications. The school has improved year on year since the appointment of a new Headteacher in September 2016 which has led to outstanding GCSE results for two consecutive years placing the school in the top 3% nationally for progress. Situated in Mill Hill, Barnet we have fantastic outdoor space as well as access to sporting facilities at Allianz Park. Our indoor facilities are equally impressive with a specialist dance studio with sprung flooring, a dedicated STEM Scholars classroom and of course, well-equipped and spacious classrooms. Headteacher Evelyn Forde Values and vision Copthall prides itself on their Values of Respect, Equality for All, Support and Safety, Aspiration and Responsibility which have underpinned our rapidly improving school. Our Teaching and Learning vision has been instrumental in ensuring that all our students receive an excellent education which is enhanced by the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities available. We have a unique partnership with Mill Hill Independent School which benefits staff and students at both schools through a range of CPD opportunities, sporting activities and occasions for a shared curricular. Ofsted report Copthall received a ‘Good’ judgement from Ofsted in May 2018 whose key findings were: · Leadership of the school is purposeful effective and transformational · Quality of Teaching and Learning and assessment is Good · Pupils attend regularly and are polite and welcoming to visitors · Students benefit from strong teaching in the Sixth Form http://www.copthallschool.org.uk/226/ofsted 

Arranging a visit to Copthall School

 Candidates are encouraged to visit the School’s Virtual tour accessible via:   https://360imagephotography.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/Copthall+School/index.htm 

School location

Pursley Road, London, NW7 2EP

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