Design & Technology Teacher

Design & Technology Teacher

Frome College
  • Full Time
  • Salary: MPS/UPS
  • Closing date: Monday April 19th, 2021 8:00am
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1.0FTE – MPS / UPS

Start Date – September 2021

Frome College is looking to appoint a full time Design & Technology Teacher.  This is an exciting post offering an excellent opportunity for an energetic inspirational and creative teacher to join our team.

Frome College Design Technology department is a growing department with great opportunities for personal development and input into current schemes of work. We aim to drive innovation with our current staff offering expertise from different aspects of industry. It is a spacious, well-resourced, busy, purposeful department which has two technicians across all subject areas. This position would require some flexibility to support more than one specialism but experience in Resistant materials and Product design would be a preference.

Pupils start their GCSEs in Year 9 at Frome College, with most students joining from the two local middle schools.  It is popular subject, with students opting for DT Timber, Metal or Textiles and/or Food Prep and Nutrition at GCSE. We also encourage students to progress into our expanding sixth form to study A Levels in Product Design, Fashion/Textiles or Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition.

The department is housed in a large spacious self-contained, purpose-built facility, comprising a well-equipped multimedia workshop, display area, ICT suite with networked computers. We currently have Adobe Suite, Fusion 360 and 2D Design as our main design packages. The department continues to develop its design and manufacturing resources and houses a laser cutter, 3D Printer, extensive workshop machinery and welding facilities are also available. We have strong links with local businesses in the surrounding area which provides pupils with great insight and career opportunities.

The right candidate will be up to date with the new specifications of GCSE and A Level and to teach and inspire students to achieve their full potential.

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience of DT workshop machinery and CAD skills.
  • be an outstanding teacher at KS4 & KS5 in DT or NQT applications are welcome.
  • have a passion for their subject and helping students of all abilities succeed.
  • teach inspirational lessons consistently.
  • be innovative, creative, enthusiastic – able to deliver results.
  • be proactive and promote positivity within the department.
  • work effectively as part of a team, with strong organisational and communication skills.
  • have a great sense of humour and a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Frome College is a successful, vibrant and forward thinking 13-19 Upper School with approximately 1200 students. It is a fast-moving school undergoing exciting and rapid regeneration. We are based on a stunning campus in easy reach of Bath and Bristol. Frome itself is a thriving market town, with a vibrant artistic community with the renowned Frome Festival, monthly Sunday market and many restaurants and 2 theatres, one of which is on campus.

Benefits of working at Frome College offers the opportunity to be part of a strong community and supportive workforce.  Free parking, onsite catering, nursery and discounted access to leisure centre.  Employees also have access to various opportunities as part of My Staff Shop with Somerset County Council including Cycle to Work Scheme.

Frome College are keen to support CPD opportunities and have strong links with other local schools to ensure best practice.

Closing date: Monday 19th April 2021 (8am)

Please visit our website for a Teaching Application Form and Job Description:

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