Backwell School is to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Teacher of Design Technology from 1 September 2021 on a permanent full time basis.
An inspirational and innovative qualified teacher is required to join our Art and Design Technology Department of 7 teachers and 2 technicians. The successful candidate will be able to teach Product Design to KS4 and preferably to KS5. The ability to teach other elements of DT to KS4, or even KS5 level, would be beneficial.
The post has arisen due to the retirement of a long standing member of staff within the team. This is a small but passionate department who are always looking for ways to improve and enhance the curriculum offering to students.
The Design Technology team is led by our Subject Leader for DT and sits within the Art and Design Technology area overseen by the Curriculum Leader for Art and Design Technology. We have recently moved to assessment without levels and are currently working on developing a knowledge rich curriculum across the all key stages. The new post holder will be expected to contribute to continuing developments within the Art and Design Department and the wider school.
We are looking for someone who can:
• be an inspirational classroom teacher who is dedicated to provide high quality teaching and learning.
• drive students to raise standards to achieve at all levels; and
• demonstrate commitment to the values and core beliefs of Backwell School
Backwell School is a part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Multi-Academy Trust. In 2020, Ofsted judged both the School and the Sixth Form to be ‘Good’. At present, the School has 1,700 students in Years 7 to 11 and 380 in the Sixth Form.
Our Trust values excellence and collaboration and has a key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people. Backwell School also leads the North Somerset Teaching Alliance (NSTA) program for trainee teaching staff.
What we have to offer
Backwell School offers its staff a vibrant and stimulating teaching environment and there is a broad range of professional support available for new members of staff both within the department and in the wider school. At Backwell School we prioritise staff wellbeing; planning time is generous with full time teachers teaching a maximum of 51 lessons out of 60. Our induction programme is highly regarded and new teacher can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to professional development support.
Backwell School provides a fantastic benefits package inclusive of:-
• A contributory pension scheme
• A broad employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping and healthcare)
• Cycle to work scheme and on-site parking
• Wellbeing support
• As a Teaching School, we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.
How to apply
Before making an application candidates are asked to match their qualifications, experience, skills and abilities against the criteria listed on the job and person specification below.
The closing date for applications is Monday 10th May at 9.00 am. Those who are successful from shortlisting, will be contacted to advise of the interview arrangements.
Backwell 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 are unable to accept CVs as an application submittal. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Our school adopts Safer Recruitment practice and requires all our applicants to fill in a LSP Application Form via E-Teach.