TEACHER OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Full-time MPS (Outer London)
“An OUTSTANDING school demonstrating strong practice in Behaviour, Safety, Leadership and Management.” Ofsted
We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified teacher of Design and Technology who has a real enthusiasm for the subject and who is capable of teaching across all Key Stages. The post would equally suit a newly qualified or experienced teacher who has obtained a good degree in Design and Technology or a related discipline. The ability or willingness to also teach Food and Nutrition at Key Stage 5 is desirable although not essential. For ECTs, three weeks’ work in July is offered as an induction to the school.
The Design and Technology Department at Vyners offers an exciting KS3 curriculum and is a popular choice at GCSE, with results consistently well above the national average. Many students go on to study Product Design at A Level where again results are above the national average with good progression to degree level courses. The department has also had much success in national competitions such as the V&A Design Ventura Award and the Bloodhound Challenge.
Vyners is a very popular and oversubscribed mixed eight form entry, 11-18 comprehensive school, situated in a pleasant residential area in North West London, bordering Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We have a track record of real success at all Key Stages. In 2019, 87% of students achieved grades 9-4 in both English and Maths at GCSE and we are consistently ranked in the top 10% of all schools nationally for progress measures and attainment. At A-Level 33% of all grades were A* - A and 54% A* - B. The school converted to academy status on 1 November 2011 and is part of the Vanguard Learning Trust which also includes one other secondary and one primary school.
We are well known for high academic standards, good behaviour, and our strong community spirit including a strong house system with students leading their peers. “Pupils have a positive attitude towards their work and enjoy learning” (Ofsted 2019). Many students are involved in extracurricular sport, music and drama, performing at a high level including prestigious public events and performing in our own school productions.
We offer you:
- A well established and well respected Continual Professional Development program.
- Creative opportunities and mentoring for continual career progression.
- A friendly, innovative and exciting community in which to work.
- A lively and supportive team of specialist D & T teachers achieving excellent results.
- A comprehensive and first class new employee induction programme.
- An annual two day Staff Conference with excellent keynote speakers.
- Excellent facilities including Interactive whiteboards, onsite gym, ample car parking and access to local transport.
START DATE: September 2022 (earlier applications considered)
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 9.00am Monday 16 May 2022
INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 20 May 2022
Vyners School is committed to safeguarding all of its students. All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and undertake a full enhanced DBS check.
For full details of this post, an application form and further information please refer to the attached documents.
Applications via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Frances Webb, HR Manager, Tel: 01895-234342).