TEACHER OF DESIGN TECHNOLOGY TMS/UPS
Full Time – Maternity Leave Cover
From 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021
unless the postholder returns to work earlier
Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. We are very proud to be the sole secondary school serving the thriving town of Portishead, and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community.
We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We are proud of our considerable academic success, but believe that an education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in a complete sense. As well as consistently positive Progress 8 and Level 3 Value Added outcomes at GCSE and A Level respectively we place great emphasis on student leadership, an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and student progression to their next steps in a wide range of academic or vocational routes.
We value our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and our role as a Teaching School in delivering high quality support and development for colleagues, both new to the profession and more established. Our size allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles.
We were judged Outstanding in all categories in our last Ofsted inspection in 2012, but, just as importantly, seek to be a very happy school for our students and staff.
We are seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of Design and Technology to join our dynamic DT Faculty on a full time, temporary, maternity cover contract.
The successful candidate must possess the skills and experience to teach all aspects of D&T at GCSE though the role will mainly involve teaching Food and Textiles at KS3.
The successful candidate will be:
- a strong classroom teacher
- able to enthuse, engage and motivate students
- particularly experienced and skilled in teaching Food and Textiles at KS3
- experienced in teaching all aspects of Design and Technology
Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.
Applications should be submitted with covering letter and application form (curriculum vitae optional) to the Headteacher, Mr Tom Inman by:
Closing date: 9am Friday 11th December 2020
Interview date: w/c 14th December 2020
*Early applications are strongly encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the School be able to identify an appropriate candidate.
Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.