TEACHER OF DESIGN TECHNOLOGY TMS/UPS
From 1 September 2021
Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of over 350 students that is strongly integrated into the school and offers significant opportunities for Post-16 teaching in over 30 courses. We are the sole secondary school serving the popular 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 have a record of 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 and 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, but, just as importantly, seek to be a very happy school community with a big heart. This has never been more evident than in the last year, where we have been incredibly proud of the response of our brilliant staff, children and families in response to the Covid pandemic.
We are seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of Design and Technology to join our dynamic DT Faculty.
The successful candidate must possess the skills and experience to teach all aspects of D&T at KS3 and Product Design at KS4. The ability to teach Level 2 Construction would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will be:
- a strong classroom teacher
- able to enthuse, engage and motivate students
- particularly experienced and skilled in teaching DT: Product Design
- experienced in teaching all aspects of Design and Technology at KS3
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 Tuesday 19th May 2021*
Interview date: TBC
*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.