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    18 April 2024 at 12:59am

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    18 March 2024

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Construction & Engineering Trades, Design Technology

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Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 Annually (FTE) a TLR and/or recruitment allowance may be available for a suitably qualified candidate

Teacher of Design and Technology job summary

We have an excellent opportunity for an inspirational and enthusiastic Teacher of Design and Technology to join our friendly and forward-thinking team at GPUTC for Sept 24 (earlier start dates will be considered). This is an ideal position for either an experienced or early careers teacher who wishes to develop their practice in a supportive and innovative environment. Applications will be considered from those who have had previous teaching experience in industry and educational establishments but are not yet qualified and would be prepared to undertake qualifications to teach.

Our workshops boast CNC Lathe, Mill, Routers, Engravers, Laser Cutters, 3D Printers (FDM and Resin), Manual Lathes and Milling Machines, Forging, Casting, Welding (actual and Augmented Reality) all in addition to your more traditional product design workshop. You will have the opportunity to deliver projects involving electronics and robotics including Lego EV3, Vex, physical computing (Arduino and Raspberry Pi).

We are committed to working with business and industry. Our partners working with us on a range of projects include CAT/Perkins, Baker Perkins, Howden, Z-Tech, Photocentric, Amazon, Anglian Water, Anglian Ruskin University.

The successful applicant will work within a well-established, expanding team of specialist teachers with exceptional industrial experience.

You'll have the opportunity to teach across key stages 3,4&5. Qualifications include OCR Cambridge Technicals (Engineering Design and Engineering Manufacture), GCSE Product Design, A Level Product Design, BTEC Engineering.

We are excited to be offering, in 2024, the new ‘T-Level Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)’ qualification which means much more active engagement with employers and industry.

TLRs may be available for a suitably experienced candidate. If you would like to be considered for a TLR please include details in your letter of application indicating any leadership experience you may have within or outside of teaching. TLR opportunities will be explored in more detail during the interview process including possible recruitment and retention payments.

The opportunity to

  • be an excellent classroom practitioner committed to Extending the Boundaries of Learning. GPUTC is committed to working with employers and comprehensive career education
  • work closely with your subject team to contribute and adhere to the subject schemes of work
  • set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils in all age ranges including a significant increase of students aged 16-18
  • play an active role in the maintenance of exceptional student behaviour
  • deliver high quality teaching and pastoral support to all students

The ideal candidate

  • An excellent classroom practitioner with outstanding subject knowledge and engineering experience
  • Able to teach pupils across all key stages with training in the new T level qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Qualified Teacher Status and degree in specialist subject. Applications will be considered from those who have and previous teaching experience and would be prepared to undertake qualifications to teach
  • Evidence of both curricular and pastoral responsibilities
  • An excellent understanding and commitment to teaching standards, with the ability to provide stimulating and engaging learning experiences
  • Ability to foster, promote, and maintain good relationships
  • An excellent communicator and team player
  • A creative thinker, with a positive and enthusiastic approach to work

Benefits of working for us include:

  • exceptionally well-equipped facilities with expert qualified and enthusiastic teachers in engineering, science, computing and design
  • extensive CPD opportunities within GPUTC and the wider trust, including support in advancing your teaching potential
  • free on-site parking
  • eyecare vouchers
  • a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support
  • cycle to work scheme
  • reduced staff membership to the facilities at Academy Leisure, Sawtry
  • free tea and coffee making facilities
  • generous sick pay

GPUTC is a small but growing school with a maximum capacity of 520 students, where every member of staff makes a profound difference to children’s life chances. We are particularly proud of the most recent Ofsted report where in October 2022 we were graded ‘Good’ in all areas The Ofsted report stated that:

  • ‘Pupils behave well. They say they want to learn..’
  • ‘Leaders are ambitious for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)..’
  • ‘The curriculum is well designed, and the content progressively builds upon pupils’ prior learning. This allows pupils, including sixth-form students, to develop important knowledge and skills over time..’
  • 'Teachers have expert knowledge. They use subject-specific language. Pupils confidently use this language when talking about their learning..'
  • 'Pupils respond well to leaders’ clear expectations of behaviour. As soon as they join the school, pupils feel well supported and build strong relationships with other pupils..'
  • ‘Leaders provide opportunities for pupils, including those in the sixth form, to engage with employers, UTC sponsors and local universities. This gives them a solid foundation upon which to plan their next steps..’

GPUTC is part of the Meridian Trust, a successful multi-academy trust founded on its commitment to people and communities. Our proven approach over more than a decade has elevated us to a respected and admired academy trust, a national leader in education and a source of great pride to the communities we serve. The Trust currently operates 29 schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and has forged strong links within all these communities. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff. To find out more about the Trust, please visit: www.meridiantrust.co.uk

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the application deadline.

The Trust is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staf. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Meridian is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to pre-employment checks, including an enhanced check with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), as well as social media checks.

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 Greater Peterborough UTC

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
437 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Set in the heart of Peterborough on a beautiful campus shared with the Peterborough College and the University Centre Peterborough, The Greater Peterborough UTC is a school for 11-19 Year olds (from Sept 21) who want to pursue their passion for STEM. We focus on our learners, their destinations and their outcomes, a small enough setting to know all our learners by name. We offer a bespoke learner journey full of STEM enrichment, career interviews and guidance to ensure that all our learners are armed with the knowledge, skills and behaviour to pursue their career of choice in a STEM setting.

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