rapidly increasing student numbers, we are seeking an innovative, highly
effective and inspirational full time Teacher of Design & Technology from
November 2022 working within our Creative Industries Faculty. A recruitment
allowance will be considered for an appropriately experienced teacher who has
the right skills and attributes with the potential for additional
Hill Community School has recently rated as ‘Outstanding’ in 3 of the 4 areas
inspected by Ofsted and ‘Good’ overall. We continue our rapid
progress journey of ‘making success inevitable’ as a coeducational 11-16
Community School with over 1,100 students expected to grow to over 1250 from
September 2022. You will teach across the age and ability range predominantly
in your subject specialism(s) and make a significant positive contribution to
the vision of the school.
all our staff to display a range of abilities to make a significant positive
contribution to the vision of the school that is reflective of their
experience. There may also be an expectation to deliver some food technology
lessons at KS3.
The successful candidate will:
- Be a consistently good/outstanding classroom practitioner
- Be able to articulate clear vision of what constitutes
- Be inspirational in your approach to teaching, leadership and
- Demonstrate resilience and commitment to continually raising
Why apply to work at Brighton Hill
- Exceptional support from the Faculty and the Senior Leadership
- “The recent improvements in the school have increased staff
morale. High-quality training and development for all staff is effective.”
- "Staff feel proud of their school and their contribution
to pupils’ academic and personal development.” (Ofsted)
- “Leadership support, decisiveness in action and
approachability has resulted in staff feeling highly valued and empowered
as professionals.” (Local Authority Inspection Report, 2021)
- “In all aspects of life within Brighton Hill Community School,
there is a culture and ethos of ‘people first’ and high expectations
through a calm, well-managed environment, that is constantly modelled by
leadership with relentless pursuit in maintaining the embodiment of the
vision.” (Local Authority Inspection Report, 2021)
- Support to be innovative and develop your professional skills,
with our bespoke and expansive CPD programme.
- Benefit from our alliance with the Teaching School and to
collaborate with colleagues.
- Opportunities to continue the upward progress trajectory of
- Work within an established team who are highly resourced and
have a strong sense of collaboration and support for each other.
- Opportunities to contribute to an extensive extra-curricular
programme for students.
The Creative Industries faculty was newly
formed in May 2020 in order to develop and promote D&T and Food. We have
great support from SLT and the Headteacher to build and develop the faculty.
The faculty has 4 teaching staff and 2 technicians. We are a team made up of
experienced staff and those newer to the role. You join us at an exciting time
as we start to build on the solid curriculum foundations, we have built over
the last 12 months to push the faculty and subjects forward with the aim in the
medium and long term to put sustainability in D&T and Food at the centre of
We are looking for someone who is equally passionate
about their main subject of Design & Technology and sustainability. We want
to innovate within D&T and Food Prep & Nutrition to prepare our
students to be the ecologically aware chefs, designers, consumers of the
Members of the faculty also have pastoral
roles as form tutors.
The faculty is situated in a building shared
with Art, Business, Media, IT and Computing. We have two workshops, two
classrooms and access to computer suites. There is one food room with 12 ovens,
and a food technicians prep room. All members of the department are currently based
in their own teaching room and movement between rooms is kept to a minimum to
support teaching and learning.
We welcome applications from experienced
teachers who can make a whole school contribution, coupled with the enthusiasm
to make a real difference to our students.
We are proud of the foundation curriculum we
have laid in the past 12 months and are on a 2 year development curve to refine
and innovate. We are keen to welcome new ideas and approaches that are
supported by educational research.
KS3 and KS4 are taught in mixed ability
classes. All core elements of the GCSE are incorporated into the KS3 Schemes of
Students are taught RM and Food at KS3. At KS4
we offer AQA GCSE Design & Technology and Eduqas GCSE Food Preparation
We are moving away from the traditional
carousel model at KS3 to a model where staff stay with their KS3 classes
rotating through the D&T and Food projects with them. Relevant training and
support will be provided to upskill the successful candidate.
If you are an enthusiastic teacher with
the desire to make a real difference for our students, we would like to hear