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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

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Design Technology

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

MPR/UPR Outer London

Teacher of DT job summary

Do you want to work in a school which will provide you with outstanding training and professional development?

If so, we are looking to appoint an exceptional, ambitious and committed teacher to join our highly successful school. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of an exceptional department and for you to develop your teaching skills, whilst working in an inspirational school setting. The Design & Technology department is well resourced with rooms set up with specialist equipment. Students work in a purposeful and dynamic atmosphere where problem solving skills are developed and encouraged across all Key Stages 3-5. At GCSE, Design & Technology and Food Preparation and Nutrition are offered and within Key Stage 5, we offer Product Design at A Level. The department also embraces the opportunity to enrich students through extracurricular activities and after school clubs.

The successful candidate will need to be able to teach Product Design, Graphics and Food across Key Stages 3 and 4, with the ability to teach AQA GCSE Food prep and nutrition a priority. Applications from Art and Design teachers will also be welcomed.

Why work at The Compton School?

  • You will be joining a highly successful school with a national profile of excellence in teaching and learning, classroom behaviour, teacher training and student outcomes
  • The Music department at The Compton School is staffed with subject specialists, who use a collaboratively planned curriculum to deliver lessons of outstanding quality to our students everyday
  • We believe in developing our teaching staff to be outstanding classroom teachers and school leaders of the future – if you have ambition to progress your career, we are the school for you.
  • The opportunity to enthuse and develop trainee teachers from The Compton SCITT in developing their subject knowledge.
  • Exceptional professional development: The Compton School works alongside a local Teaching School Hub to deliver key professional development programmes – this provides our staff access to National Professional Qualifications including Senior Leadership, Leading Teaching, Leading Literacy and Headship. The Outstanding Teacher Programme is also a fully funded CPD opportunity which is facilitated on site.
  • A commitment to staff wellbeing, including a 2-week Autumn half term, 6 scheduled INSET days, staff-run Wellbeing Team, staff socials, a staff choir, cakes in the staffroom every Friday, a cycle-to-work scheme and wellbeing afternoons.

Who are we?

We are a massively oversubscribed school that has had five Outstanding OFSTED inspections in succession, most recently in March 2024. Students at the Compton make exceptional progress - our results routinely put the school within the top 8% of schools nationally for progress.

At The Compton we understand that our brilliant teachers make a difference to the life chances of our students every day by helping them to secure outstanding outcomes. We always strive to appoint the very best teachers and once in post we provide a work place environment that ensures their needs are fully met now and in the future.

The Compton School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are proud of our diverse school community, and we are committed to delivering our ethos of 'Excellence for All' in an inclusive and supportive working environment in which everyone is valued. 

Are you the right person to join our team? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.

The Compton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Compton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About The Compton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1349 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Compton school is part of Middlesex Learning Trust, a successful Multi Academy Trust. We are a hugely oversubscribed mixed multi-ethnic school that has had four consecutive outstanding OFSTED reports, the most recent being in January 2018. The Compton has a national profile for excellence in teaching and learning, in leadership, and for student outcomes. It is also a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training Centre and the Headteacher is an experienced National Leader of Education. Students at the Compton make exceptional progress - our results routinely putting the school within the top 5% of schools nationally for progress.

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