Teacher of Design & Technology

Oxford Spires Academy, Oxford


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Design and technology
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

We are looking for a dynamic teacher of design & technology who is able to teach across the specialisms, is a strong practitioner and has a passion for inspiring students. This is the perfect opportunity to work within a dynamic faculty and to help to support and further develop our exceptional provision within the academy. As an academy we are committed to arts, design and creativity within our curriculum.
We are a highly sought after and well-established comprehensive in East Oxford with over 1200 students including 6th Form. A strength of Oxford Spires is the warm, welcoming culture for students and staff alike and a huge sense of community as ‘our children are happy and there is a strong culture of respect across the school’ (Ofsted 2017)

The DT department is a highly respected and pedagogically focused faculty. The subject plays an important role in our richly diverse school community and contributes positively to the experience of our students. As a teacher of DT you will be part of an exceptional team, you will play a key role in further shaping and developing what is already an area of strength within the school. GCSE DT is extremely popular at GCSE. We have also introduced engineering at Level 1 and hospitality and catering at Level 2. Our first cohort of A-Level students started in September 2019.

What we are looking for:
• A creative and energetic teacher of design & technology.
• A passionate and dynamic teacher who will inspire innovation and creativity within our students.
• Applicants who have a commitment to creating an inclusive classroom where all students make excellent progress and experience success.

For the right candidate there may be the opportunity to explore the potential of a whole school leadership /subject leadership role. We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to nurturing staff development. In return, we offer you a friendly and supportive environment and the chance to make a genuine difference to the amazing young people that make up our Academy.

Oxford Spires Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Essential educational requirements

A degree - at least 2:2
Further professional qualifications related to design & technology

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Ability to teach across the full 11-16 age range

Employee benefits

R&R Lead learner role may be available for the right candidate

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1276 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Oxford Spires Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email Principal@oxfordspiresacademy.org

About Oxford Spires Academy

School location

Glanville Road, Oxford, OX4 2AU