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Teacher of Design Technology  (maternity cover)

Applications welcome from NQTs and MPSs or UPS

Full time / Maternity

Required to start September 2021

Thurston Community College is a thriving mixed comprehensive school which boasts a strong sense of community, a supportive, caring ethos and a positive, friendly atmosphere. Thurston Community College offers an exciting, dynamic learning environment, where students display a positive attitude to learning and make good progress.

“The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils enjoy school and say that they feel well supported. Most groups of pupils, including the most able and those who are disadvantaged, now make strong progress from their starting points.”  (Ofsted March 2018)

Staff work collaboratively, share a common sense of purpose and are relentless in the pursuit of outcomes of the highest quality for every student.

“Staff morale is high and most staff are positive about the leadership and management of the school. This is because leaders have provided them with high-quality training and supported their development well at all levels. Newly qualified and trainee teachers are passionate advocates of the school and its pupils. School leaders support them well and subject leaders develop their teaching skills through regular mentoring and effective support.”  (Ofsted March 2018)

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring, enthusiastic and vibrant Teacher of Design Technology or Food and Nutrition, to join our well established and collaborative department who welcome forward thinking initiatives and are able to offer a new colleague advice, support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment.  

You will be:

  • An outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven record in raising student attainment;
  • Passionate about providing every child with support, tools and capacity to make outstanding progress in all areas;
  • A creative, inventive and dedicated classroom practitioner who shares our vision of achieving excellence and raising further standards of teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will be required to teach across the Design Technology curriculum at KS3, together with one or more GCSE courses from our broad curriculum at KS4.  We offer OCR GCSE Design Technology (split into Timber and Plastic and Timber and Metal with two classes of each per year group) and Eduqas GCSE Food and Nutrition (with three classes per year group).  The opportunity to teach Advanced Level OCR Product Design is available to a suitably qualified candidate. 

The Design Technology Department is staffed by experienced teachers who are passionate about their subjects and their teaching.  As a result, all subjects are popular choices; indeed, Design Technology has one of the largest option cohorts at GCSE with approximately 65% of students each year choosing at least one Design Technology option for GCSE.  We have excellent facilities for teaching and learning with all lessons delivered in a specialist suite of workshops and catering rooms.  Design Technology has its own dedicated ICT suites and first-rate CAD/CAM facilities. 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. 

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

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