• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    11 March 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    26 February 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Design and technology, Food
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary


Salary Grade: MPS - UPS
Contract Type: Permanent
Start date: September 2021

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, inspirational, and motivated teacher of DT / Food Technology who will be able to motivate, enthuse, excite, and challenge students to produce the highest quality work and achieve high academic standards. The successful candidate will join our Create department of 10 teachers and 2 technicians who are based in a suite of specialist rooms. The department offers the following subjects at KS4 and KS5:
Art & Design GCSE
WJEC Level 1/2 Award Constructing the Built Environment
Design & Technology GCSE
WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality & Catering
Photography GCSE Art & Design A-Level
BTEC Level 3 Child Learning, Play & Development
Cambridge Technical Health & Social Care
Photography A-Level
Product Design (3D Design) A-Level

The ability to teach more than one subject would be an advantage.

Longbenton High School has a new headteacher and deputy headteacher, a growing school roll and a bright future. We have a fantastic new building with outstanding facilities, in North Tyneside on the eastern outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne, with great transport links. Our school values centre around kindness, positivity, honesty, determination, manners and ambition, and our school community is very special; visitors are always incredibly impressed with our young people. The successful applicant will be joining a school with a compassionate learning environment and in the knowledge that they will enjoy the full support and care of the pragmatic and forward-thinking leadership team. We have a dynamic, innovative team of professional staff who want to make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people. In the latest staff survey (January 2021) all respondents said that they were proud to be a member of the school, and 98% agreed that ‘Senior Leaders and managers are considerate of my well-being and do all they can to ensure the school has a motivated, respected and effective teaching staff.’ We would encourage applicants to visit our website to find out more and watch our promotional film, which gives you a sense of what we are all about. Please find the application pack on the Join Us page of our website at: https://longbenton.org.uk

HOW TO APPLY Your application should be made after reading the job description and person specification and you will use the application (letters no more than 2 sides of A4) to tell us how your current skills and experience fit the requirements and why you think you would be suited to this role. We welcome applications from both newly qualified and more experienced teachers.

In order to follow social distancing guidance, visits to the school are not possible at this time, but we would be happy to arrange a telephone discussion or video call with a member of our Senior Leadership Team to answer any questions you may have. To arrange such a discussion, or for any other queries about the role, please email Rowan Standish, Headteacher PA, at RS@longbenton.org.uk

Longbenton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 11 March

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 22 March

Applying for the job

please complete a Longbenton High School application form which is included in the attached documents or you can find on our website.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
825 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
0191 218 9500

About Longbenton High School

Our ambition is that every student and member of staff at Longbenton High School thoroughly enjoys their time with us. A strong partnership with parents and carers is essential to the success and happiness of each student and the positive impact our school can make. My commitment is that every student at Longbenton High School feels fully supported and seizes every opportunity, opening as many doors for them as possible. I have very high expectations of myself, our staff and students and hold important values for the whole school community: kindness, positivity, honesty, determination, manners and ambition.

School location

Hailsham Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE12 8ER

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