Teacher of Design & Technology

Larkmead School, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1RF

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    9 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (31.08.2023)



Teacher of Design & Technology job summary

Contract: Full-time, Fixed Term Contract
Start Date: 1st September 2022
Salary: MPS/UPS
Responsible to: Head of Technology

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher of Design & Technology to join our supportive, collaborative and thriving Faculty. The position would suit someone who can teach Product Design, with experience of teaching Electronics & Mechanisms particularly welcome.

The Technology faculty features a range of specialist teaching spaces, a welcoming team room and a computer room, providing a positive setting, enabling colleagues to work closely together to share planning, inspiration and support. Technology subjects are popular with students, and integral to our vision for education, which encompasses film, graphics and imedia along with traditional Design and Technology subjects.

The position is suitable for ECT’s and experienced teachers.

As the successful candidate you will be:
• a qualified Design & Technology teacher who is always looking to develop
• able to plan and deliver engaging lessons for all students
• confident teaching across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
• committed to making a difference to young people’s lives and futures
• a team player with positive communication and inter-personal skills

We offer:
• an excellent programme of induction and training, providing a strong foundation for career progression
• a professional and supportive environment where you can focus on teaching
• thoughtful CPD and training within a culture of coaching, reflection and growth
• a forward-thinking setting which recognises the benefits of considering flexible working patterns
• a friendly, caring, supportive and collaborative team ethos within the Faculty and across the school

This is an exciting time to join us in our continued development. If you want to be part of an innovative, supportive and caring school and contribute to each student achieving their ambitions then we look forward to meeting you.
A visit to our website will give you a good sense of our values and aspirations. As The Larkmead Promise says ‘at Larkmead everyone matters and makes a difference’.

To apply for this position, please complete the online application form on the vacancies page of our website https://www.larkmead-school.com
CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for completed application forms.

If you have any questions regarding the vacancy or completion of this form, please email head.4125@larkmead.vale-academy.org

Larkmead School is a member of the Vale Academy Trust. The Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

All staff will be expected to promote fundamental British values as part of a school that values diversity and individuality, exemplified in our values of ‘one community, individual minds, creating futures.’

Applying for the job

To apply for this position, please complete the online application form on the vacancies page of our website https://www.larkmead-school.com
CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for completed application forms.

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About Larkmead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
843 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Thank you for considering Larkmead School as the next step in your career.

Our ethos of ‘one community, individual minds, creating futures’ applies to Larkmead staff as well as Larkmead students. Colleagues at Larkmead can be proud to be part of something special, making a real difference to the lives and life chances of our students. It is a rewarding place to work as part of a mutually supportive team where everyone contributes. Personal, professional and career development is a fundamental part of working at Larkmead, which starts with our comprehensive induction programme. Our thoughtful approach to wellbeing means that staff have the support and challenge to succeed and advance.

Our induction programmes for all new colleagues are carefully planned to give you the practical strategies, advice and guidance you need to support your successful start at Larkmead. This induction work is sustained into your early weeks and months at Larkmead, with Leadership Team and line managers providing support and an important point of contact. Continuous professional development is at the heart of our work at school. Our culture of research and reflection, supported by practical strategies and collaboration across teams, is backed up by access to a wide range of training and resources to suit your professional progress and growth in the classroom, as a leader or in whatever role you fulfil at Larkmead.

Larkmead is proud to be part of the Vale Academy Trust, working in partnership with King Alfred’s secondary school and six primary schools. This network of schools provides colleagues from across Larkmead the opportunity to collaborate with other schools, contributing to school improvement and expanding career opportunities. Collaboration is an important benefit of working at Larkmead, with students and staff benefitting from our work with the OX14 Partnership of three state and three independent school, the Abingdon Partnership of primary and secondary schools as well as links with universities, employers and other organisations.

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