- £26,948 - £42,780 per annum, pro rata
Teacher of DT job summary
Design & Technology Department at St Bede’s
The vacancy is for a full-time appointment teaching design and technology from KS3 to KS5.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to become a team member in a long established and successful design and technology department. The successful candidate will be instrumental in influencing the next generation of designers and engineers and will have a role in helping to shape the future of the department. They will have input into the curriculum and creating and developing systems. We have three well equipped multi-media workshops with access to a vast selection of hand tools, wood and metal lathes, a milling machine, brazing hearths, sand casting equipment, a MIG welder and a working forge. A graphics room with good IT provision, and a computer suite with a range of CAD/CAM facilities including a laser cutter, a CNC router, 3D printer and vinyl cutters.
The department offers students a range of courses. At KS3 students are introduced to a range of equipment and skills including woodworking, metalwork, electronics, engineering and graphics. At KS4 we teach Product Design GCSE and Vocational Engineering. At KS5 students are offered the freedom of the workshops to develop their design and manufacturing expertise while studying A Level Product Design; as a result many of our students progress to degree level.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative, committed and forward thinking person who has the capability to work independently and as part of a team.
Why work for us?
St Bede's is a good place to work. Staff are friendly and supportive of one another: relationships between staff and pupils were recognised by Ofsted as 'exceptionally strong'.
ECTs benefit from a well developed and comprehensive induction period programme. More experienced teachers are given the opportunity to participate in training which will help them to develop skills needed for middle and senior management roles.
There are good on-site catering facilities. Staff are able to use the fitness facilities free of charge and to participate in sports activities.
Music is a big part of school life and staff are welcome to join our senior choir and instrumental groups.
We have a social event at the end of each term as well as occasional staff trips to the theatre.
The school is situated in Redhill, a commuter belt town in the Surrey Fringe area. We are close to the M25 and there are good transport links to London and the South Coast from Redhill station which is about 15 minutes walk from the school. We also benefit from being within walking distance of beautiful countryside . Many staff live locally, others commute from Guildford, South London, Kent and East & West Sussex.
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About St Bede's School
- School type
- Local authority maintained school, Church of England/Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 1860 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
St Bede's is a voluntary aided school located in Redhill, Surrey. We are proud to serve roughly 1,850 boys and girls of all abilities, age 11-18, from Reigate, Redhill, Caterham, Horley and the surrounding areas. This includes over 300 studying academic courses in the sixth form. The school will be gradually expanding over the next few years. The school has an Anglican, Catholic and Free Church foundation and we work hard to create an inclusive ethos. Our aim is to ensure that pupils thrive academically, socially and spiritually within a Christian Framework.
Staff well-being is considered very important at St Bede's. During the current pandemic we are working hard to ensure that staff feel supported, connected and valued. A senior member of staff has been appointed to lead in this area.