Job description

Design Technology Teacher (Textiles)
Location: Hackney
Salary: Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Scale
Start Date: September 2021
Contract: Permanent

GSL Education is currently seeking to appoint a driven and conscientious Design Technology Teacher (Textiles) to join one of our "Outstanding" Secondary schools in Hackney. This is a permanent role starting from September 2021.

The School is seeking a Design Technology Teacher (Textiles), who is totally aligned to our values of Hard Work, Integrity and Kindness, and completely committed to our mission: to ensure that every student will succeed at a good university or equivalent, thrive in their chosen field and live a great life.

The Design & Technology department (including Hospitality & Catering) is an experienced team, currently working on the development and implementation of an exciting new curriculum. All KS3 students study Design & Technology - Resistant Materials, Textiles, and Hospitality & Catering for three hours, over a two-week timetable. AQA GCSE Design & Technology, WJEC Level 1/2 award in Hospitality & Catering and AQA A-Level, Design & Technology in Product Design, are offered as options at KS4 and KS5.

The successful candidate will teach Design & Technology: Textiles to KS4. In addition, the ability to deliver lessons with a focus on Resistant Materials, Hospitality & Catering/Food Preparation and Nutrition, to KS3 is highly desirable, but not essential.

Accountabilities of the Design Technology Teacher (Textiles):
  • To ensure the potential of all students is fulfilled by planning and delivering stimulating and challenging lessons which meet the needs of all learners.
  • To maintain high expectations of students’ behaviour and achievement, and to establish excellent relationships with students.
  • To monitor and record the progress of students using Assessment for Learning strategies and in accordance with the Academy’s assessment policies.
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of developments within your subject specialism.
  • To work under the direction of the Design Technology Subject Leader to develop the curriculum.

Why Choose this school:
  • Excellent student behaviour and highly supportive Senior Leadership Team.
  • An achievement-oriented culture where students work hard, and it is cool to be smart.
  • A warm/strict approach, meaning that our high standards do not come at the expense of inclusion.
  • The belief that teaching must be a sustainable profession: clear systems and structures, a sensible approach to feedback and no ‘late-night culture’.

Successful Design Technology Teacher (Textiles) will:
  • Be a qualified Design Technology Teacher (ideally with PGCE, GTP, B'ed, Cert Ed, BA with QTS)
  • Have relevant specialist qualifications and experience in Design Technology (Textiles) with the ability to teach up to key stage 4, essential. (Up to KS5 in D&T desirable).
  • Have proven excellence as a Design Technology classroom practitioner at a secondary level across the ability range
  • Have a proven track record in improving teaching and classroom practice, bringing about specific improvements for the school by constantly striving for excellence.
  • Have good general knowledge of the National Curriculum, assessment arrangements, and approaches, especially literacy assessment
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of how to make effective personalised provision for all students, including those for whom English is an additional language and students who have special educational needs.
  • Have an ability to set out and communicate a coherent educational vision for the subject within the school

GSL Education is an ethical, independent recruitment agency serving Teachers across Greater London. Our advertised teaching roles relate to real vacancies that exist at our client schools.

For more information on the role, school, and how to apply, please contact Taryn at GSL Education.