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  • Job start date

    21 October 2022

  • Closing date

    3 October 2022 at 12:03pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,714 - £41,604

Teacher of Design Technology job summary

Rye College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable Teacher of Design Technology: teachers with the ability to teach both D&T and Food Technology are particularly welcome to apply. We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate excellent subject knowledge, to join our highly-motivated team. We are driven by a pursuit of high academic standards regardless of background and a desire for all students to experience an exceptional education. We are open to applications from experienced teachers or ambitious newcomers. Our ideal candidate will: Be an excellent teacher of Design Technology, to students of all abilities in key stages 3 and 4; Have a love of the subject/s and desire and ability to convey this to students; Be enthusiastic, energetic and open to innovation; Possess effective communication skills and be emotionally intelligent; Possess effective ICT skills and be open to new uses of technology in the workplace; Be committed to extra-curricular activities including lunch time activities; Be committed to continuing professional learning; Have integrity, optimism and a good sense of humour; Hold a good honours degree along with qualified teacher status.

Commitment to safeguarding

Rye College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our 'Child Protection Policy' which can be viewed in the 'Policies' section of our website.
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About Rye College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
569 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01797 222545

Dear applicant,

On behalf of our students, colleagues and trustees, I would like to thank you for your interest in a position at Rye College. I hope you find the application pack both helpful and informative.

There is a long tradition of education in Rye that goes back to the foundation of the Grammar School in 1636. At Rye College, we are proud to be a significant chapter in the ongoing story of nearly four hundred years of learning in this ancient town.

There is significant transformational change to improve the standard of education and facilities at Rye College – ideal for ambitious and talented teachers to truly make a difference. At present we are focused on instilling a sense of responsibility in all our students – a sense of ownership of their leaning, of their college, of their actions and of the consequences. In today’s complex world, children need both the knowledge and skills to compete in a global market place but also need a sense of their humanity – the ability to respect, to empathise and to be caring and compassionate individuals.

Our curriculum offer is simple: broad and balanced with an academic core. It combines a foundation in the national curriculum subjects, a focus on academic achievement in English, maths and science with a broader offer of suitable academic, vocational and technical qualifications. In recent years, our students have found much success in the creative arts – and this is a commitment we see in our curriculum offer for the next academic year.

We are looking to recruit experienced and newly qualified teachers who want to raise standards through the creation of vibrant and innovative classrooms. Central to this is an ability to work in partnership with our families and other professionals to continue our mission to build an amazing college that delivers excellence for every one of our students.

In your application, please outline why you would like to join Rye College, how you meet the person specification and what might make you irresistible. We value honesty.

I look forward receiving your completed application.

With thanks,

Dom Downes


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