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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

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Design Technology

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS dependant upon qualifications and experinece

Teacher of Design Technology job summary

To promote effective learning, appropriate achievement and educational, social and personal progress of all students for whom the teacher is designated as being responsible, consistent with the aims of the school and the unique needs of each individual.

Job Details

Hours of Work: 1.0FTE (part time will be considered)

Position Type: Permanent

Line Manager: Head of Technology

Travel Required: No

The salary is dependent on current qualifications and experience, please see the attached job description for more information.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Teacher of Design Technology / Engineering to work in a successful team whose focus is to inspire young people to be the best they can be. The successful applicant will be expected to teach all aspects of the technology curriculum from Y7 to Y11 and a background in Design Technology / Engineering would be preferable.

You will be an inspiring practitioner, able to make a significant contribution towards supporting our drive to continue raising achievement and standards. We are an ambitious school and are passionate about the education of our students, continuous professional development of all staff and developing our strong partnership with parents and the wider community.

Information about the Technology Faculty

All rooms in the faculty are well resourced and are either brand new or newly refurbished. They include two food rooms, a large computer suite, a bespoke textiles room, a multi materials room with added IT facilities, one predominantly woodwork room and one predominantly metal work room.

At Key Stage 3 we offer a 3-subject rotation carousel in Y7/8. This comprises electronics/graphics, resistant materials/engineering and food/textiles. In Y9 students do a mini rotation from September to Christmas, then pick a specialism of either food, product design or engineering which they continue to do until the end of the summer term.

At Key Stage 4 we offer a balanced and varied curriculum containing both academic and vocational options. We run GCSE Food and Nutrition, WJEC Hospitality and Catering, VCert Engineering and GCSE Engineering. We also offer GCSE Design Technology.

At Post-16 we offer Edexcel A Level Product Design and have a rapidly growing cohort of students opting to do this.

For our extra-curricular opportunities we also offer after school revision and coursework sessions plus a KS3 CAD/CAM club.

Design and Technology students have access to a vast array of industry standard equipment including CAD/CAM. Students can design using various up to date CAD packages and make using traditional and modern manufacturing technologies, including CNC and automated industry compatible machinery. This gives our students a taste of a modern working environment and thus equipping them with up-to-date skills

Faculty equipment and processes include design software such as Boutique 3, Solidworks, Boxford CAD/CAM design, PE design, Google Sketchup, Solidworks, 2D Design; CNC manufacturing such as computerised sewing machines, lathes, milling, A1 and A3 size Router, CNC Lathe, CNC Milling machine, Laser Cutters and Rapid Prototyping machine. Traditional equipment such as the sheet metal folder, band saws, lathes for both wood and metal, miller, router, vinyl cutters, sewing machines, food processing, fast chill production, air fryers, industrial fridges, new gas and electric ovens.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach all aspects of the Design Technology and Engineering curriculum from Y7 to Y11 and also other elements of the KS3 DT curriculum which may include food / textiles from time to time.

We are a growing Multi-Academy Trust consisting of 9 schools (five secondary schools and four primary schools), all rated 'Good' or 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

Each school within our trust has its own unique values and ethos and is committed to the overarching principle of "striving for excellence" . Our Trust seeks to create a context for all children and young people to thrive, academically, personally and socially so that they experience the real joy of learning.

This is an exciting time on the next step of the journey for the newly merged Areté Learning Trust and provides the opportunity to establish an even stronger trust, with greater autonomy to set direction and deliver the outcomes important to all of us. The trust is committed to inclusive high-quality education, providing outstanding education for all and trust wide sustained school improvement.

We are committed to providing an empowering and supportive learning environment for all staff where they can develop as exemplary professionals. In addition we offer you a positive, supportive, friendly working environment, recognition of previous service with other schools, academies and local government, CPD, training courses and webinars, expenses and travel costs in addition to a full range of employee benefits.

Application Process

Please complete the online application form to apply for this role. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. You should use the information supplied with in the Job Description & Person Specification to make the best of your application by identifying some specific pieces of work you may have undertaken in any of these areas. Your application may be viewed in regard to some or all of the skill specific areas over the course of the selection process. Applications via agencies will not be considered.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

The Areté Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to a safer recruitment process which includes enhanced criminal records and barring checks, scrutiny of employment history, robust referencing and other vetting checks. Online searches may be done as part of due diligence checks.

Our safeguarding system is underpinned by a range of policies and procedures which encourage and promote safe working practice across the Trust. On joining you will be required to undergo continuous professional development to maintain safe working practice and to safeguard our children and young people.

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 Northallerton School & Sixth Form College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1061 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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