This job expired on 20 May 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Design and technology, Food technology

Working pattern

Full time: This is a full-time position

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS (£30,000 - £46,525)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is committed to becoming a truly excellent teacher;
  • Can teach a broad range of engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve student attainment;
  • Can plan and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard that ensure real learning takes place and students make superior progress;
  • Is able to raise attainment and challenge students to achieve their best;
  • Has a commitment to extra-curricular activities;
  • Is aware of current initiatives in Food / Design Technology;
  • Is an effective team member who can contribute positively to the work in the Design Technology Department;
  • Has a positive, cheerful outlook with a good sense of humour;
  • Is able to forge good relationships with students and staff;
  • Is able to work hard and remain calm under pressure;
  • Has a desire to work within the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) structure.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic children and staff who are passionate about learning;
  • A workplace where everyone feels valued and supported;
  • Opportunities for training and progression;
  • The support of Acorn Education Trust, with excellent opportunities to work with experienced colleagues;
  • A supportive and clearly defined induction procedure.

Further details about the role

Avon Valley Academy is looking to appoint a highly skilled Teacher of DT / Food Tech to join its friendly and dedicated Design Technology Department, with effect from September 2024. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced teacher or ECT, who is passionate about helping every student to succeed.

We are a thriving, co-educational school, educating young people between the ages of 11 and 16. Located in Durrington, Wiltshire, our school has a strong reputation for being at the heart of the community and has built strong relationships with the two local army bases at Larkhill and Bulford. With our strong pastoral care and high standards for behaviour, we aim for every lesson and every day to be exceptional so that each individual can thrive and our dedicated and supportive staff go the extra mile to help all our students achieve their dreams. In May 2022 we joined Acorn Education Trust, which provides exciting opportunities to collaborate and improve local education.

The successful candidate will be able to teach across the full age and ability range (Key Stage 3 –Key Stage 4) and will be a team player happy to collaborate and share ideas with other teachers within the Design Technology Department. QTS status is essential for the role.

For information about this role, including a full Job Description and Person Specification, please read our Applicant Information Pack.

To apply, please download and complete an application form. Please use the Additional Information section to explain why you’re right for the job (including any experience, skills or other information which you think makes you suited for the role).

Closing Date: Monday 20th May 2024 at 12pm

Interview Date: TBC

Please note: while the closing date for applications has been set, we reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate upon receipt of an exceptional application. Therefore, we would encourage prompt application for this position.

Avon Valley Academy, as part of the Acorn Education Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in obtaining this post you will be subject to a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and health screening.  We are an equal opportunities employer. As part of our safer recruitment processes, if you are shortlisted for the post, we will carry out a social media account search. 

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Avon Valley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
441 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01980 652467

Set in beautiful grounds and surrounding countryside in South Wiltshire, Avon Valley College is within easy reach of the spectacular Jurassic coast, the New Forest, and the historic cathedral city of Salisbury, chosen by the Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live’.

Avon Valley College is much valued by its mixed civilian-military community. Owing to the rebasing of troops from Germany, we are in the process of a phased building programme to refresh and renew the entire estate, starting with a brand new purpose built 18-classroom block for the Arts and ICT, a state-of-the-art gym and specialist Sports Performance Facility.

The school has undergone a significant period of change in the last year and standards in all areas are now high. Results in 2018 were significantly better than in 2017 across the board, making it one of the most improved schools in Wiltshire. During 2018-19, there has been a significant investment in improving quality of practice and developing leadership, including National Professional Qualifications, coaching, and a number of bespoke sessions led by nationally recognised speakers. We also place a high value on staff wellbeing with regular after school sessions including yoga, mindfulness, sports competitions, bake-offs and much more to come!

Arranging a visit to Avon Valley Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email rtitchener@avonvalleyacademy.org.uk.

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