• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Design and technology
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604 per annum dependent on experience)

Job summary

 Ref: P530

Required for September 2021

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Pupils are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Teacher of Design Technology to join The King’s School. This candidate will be responsible for securing outstanding outcomes for pupils through outstanding provision. They will demonstrate high quality teaching to ensure pupils can make accelerated progress, and liaise effectively with colleagues to ensure consistency of approach in teaching and learning across the whole school and wider Trust.

At KS3, Creative Technology covers all aspects of the technology curriculum. The KS4 curriculum is Design Technology and Hospitality & Catering, with one year group studying Engineering.

This is a permanent, 1 FTE contract.

The school can offer:

  • hard-working and highly committed staff who share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what pupils can achieve

  • a supportive Trust as your employer that are strongly committed to providing high quality CPD and career progression

  • significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues in this school and across the trust

  • the opportunity to work with ambitious and inspirational leaders

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:

  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils

  • will make a difference in changing children’s life chances

  • has the skills and abilities to support children of all abilities and personal needs

  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative

  • has the ability to form effective relationships with pupils and parents/carers

For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit (depending on current covid restrictions) please contact the school at 01977 601701 or via email at admin@kings.patrust.org.uk.

To obtain an application form please visit our website at www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/vacancies.

Completed application forms should be returned by email to recruitment@patrust.org.uk no later than 10:00am on Monday 21st June 2021.

 We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information. 

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1017 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01977 232159

About The King's School

The King’s School is an 11-16 school with a long history being founded in 1139 making it one of the four oldest schools in Yorkshire. The school converted to academy status in 2013 and has planned admission number of 210 pupils in each year group.
The School ethos is summarised by the words ‘Culture + Consistency = Excellence’. The School has a culture of high aspirations for all, where simple highly effective strategies are implemented consistently. The School aims to combine high expectations and high standards in all aspects of school life with a strong sense of kindness, inclusivity and enjoyment. The School vision is to provide the best possible quality of education within an outstanding environment.


"The curriculum is well planned. It offers a broad and balanced range of subjects while catering for pupils’ interests and aptitudes. Pupils are encouraged to set high expectations for themselves when choosing their options. They are guided well to choose the range of qualifications needed to progress to further education, employment or training." 

Arranging a visit to The King's School

 For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit (depending on current covid restrictions) please contact the school at 01977 601701 or via email at admin@kings.patrust.org.uk. 

School location

Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4JF

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