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Teacher of Design Technology/Engineering

Polam Hall School
Darlington, Durham
Contract Type
Full Time
Main Scale - Upper Pay Scale
Start Date
2nd September 2024
25th February 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
ECT (NQT) Graduates
Start Date
2nd September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: ECT (NQT) Graduates
  • Job ID: 1401882

Teacher of Design Technology / Engineering

Posted: 5th February 2024

Closing date: 25th February 2024

Interviews held: w/c 4th March 2024

Start date: September 2024

Salary: Main scale – Upper pay scale. In line with ability and experience

Contract type: Permanent. Full time for 37 weeks term time

ECT: Applications welcomed

Polam Hall School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic Teacher of Design Technology/Engineering on a full time basis to commence in September 2024.

The role:

We seek a committed teacher of Design Technology/Engineering who is enthusiastic, creative and has high expectations of all students. Historically Polam Hall has only offered Food as a technology option at KS3 and KS4. However, our successful bid to the Department for Education’s Schools Rebuilding Programme means that we will soon have the facilities to deliver a wider technology curriculum which could include Product Design, Resistant Materials or Engineering. The successful candidate will therefore be part of an exciting journey for the subject in our school and will have significant input into shaping the curriculum.

From September 2024, the successful candidate will deliver OCR Nationals Level 2 in Engineering Design to Year 10 students – the first cohort to be offered this qualification. They will also teach Design Technology/Engineering Design to KS3. There will be a requirement to teach some KS3 Art, at least initially as the number of students taking the subject grows.

Polam Hall Senior School has a collegiate and collaborative faculty structure and the development of this new subject will be supported and led by experienced staff. We have had significant improvement in outcomes for students in recent years and are looking to add strength and diversity to our KS4 offer. The brand-new facilities provided by the Schools Rebuilding Programme will be state of the art, offering a genuinely exciting career opportunity to either suitably qualified Early Career Teachers or those with teaching experience.

Our School:

Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have 790 pupils on roll, with one and a half forms of entry in our Primary Phase and four forms in our Secondary Phase. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.

Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.

Visits to the school are welcome. Contact school reception to arrange.

Please note applicants should use the supporting statement section of the application form to clearly evidence their ability to meet the requirements outlined in the person specification. The information in this section will be used to shortlist applicants for the role and therefore it is important that enough detail is provided to give a full picture of skills and experience and what can be contributed to teaching and learning at Polam Hall.

Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Safeguarding Statement:

Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Polam Hall School

Polam Hall School

Part of Woodard Academies Trust

Woodard Academies Trust