Teacher of Design Technology Whitstone, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Job description

Thank you for your interest in the post of Teacher of D&T at Whitstone School. Applications are welcome from candidates seeking a full-time or part-time (0.8) position to teach across the age and ability range.

Are you:
• Energetic and enthusiastic?
• Innovative and inspirational?
• Passionate about your subject?
• Committed to maximizing the life chances of young people?
• An outstanding classroom practitioner?

Whitstone School is a successful 11 – 16 comprehensive school serving the market town of Shepton Mallet and surrounding area. We are a friendly, supportive learning community and will offer the successful candidate:
• The chance to work with a talented and supportive team of staff
• An attractive and well resourced working environment

The closing date for applications is 3pm on Monday 30 September 2019 and interviews will take place the following week. During the interview process you will be given the opportunity to look at the school and to meet students and staff. If short-listed, you will receive full details of the day’s programme. 

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Teaching experience

Employee benefits

• Excellent professional development opportunities
• Free membership of our on-site Leisure Centre: gym and classes

About Whitstone

At Whitstone School we are proud of the education we provide. We are an inclusive school with a strong sense of community and are striving to create an emotionally healthy environment for both students and staff. This is an exciting time for us; over the past few years the school has improved significantly. It was confirmed by Ofsted that the school continues to be Good when we were last inspected in February 2017. I enclose a copy of the report. We are committed to raising standards even further; Whitstone is a brilliant school which deserves external recognition. Our students are keen to achieve and have excellent attitudes to learning. Engaging and effective teaching, academic rigour and high quality care and support ensure our students are happy, well-mannered and proud to be students here. Standards are high; behaviour is good and we insist on good manners We are a small school, so staff know the students well and average class sizes are small, averaging 25. Students leave us prepared for their futures, whatever their aspirations. Individual talents are developed both in and out of the classroom and we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities and trips. We have excellent facilities, including our on-site newly refurbished Leisure Centre and new Astroturf pitch. We are committed to staff well-being and free gym membership at our Leisure Centre is available to staff.

Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5PF
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