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Teacher of Design & Technology (Maternity Cover)

Contract Term: Maternity Cover

Salary: MPS/UPS

Closing Date: 22 May 2024, 09:00

Interview Date: 24 May 2024

Commencement Date: September 2024

We require an experienced, dynamic, enthusiastic, and highly skilled teacher of Design & Technology for a maternity cover post. The successful candidate would be capable of delivering KS3 lessons across multiple material areas. Delivery of KS4 lessons in GCSE DT (Product Design) to be discussed. KS5 A-Level Product Design experience can be offered, if desirable.

A level DT: Product Design is taught on site in partnership with Bilborough College with class sizes up to 16 students.

The Fernwood School has a thriving, well equipped and forward-thinking ADT faculty and you would be joining a high performing and cohesive team of teachers and technical staff. The ADT faculty has a strong reputation throughout the midlands and is one of only 4 leading edge schools for D&T nationwide, having achieved multiple awards for the quality of our teaching and our broader curriculum approach.

The faculty comprises of Design & Technology, Food Technology, Art & Design and ICT, within which staff work very closely and collaboratively.

The department benefits from 3 well equipped mixed material workshops, with modern CNC equipment, 3D printers, full casting and metal work facilities, large bed laser cutter, A0 printer, along with electronics and robotics equipment and much more.  We are lucky to have 3 dedicated D&T specific computer rooms within the department, with industry standard CAD and graphics software installed including access to graphics tablets as needed.

Further information on the work of the department can be found on our website, and on our Instagram feed @fernwoodadt.

This role is not suitable for ECT candidates.

The Governors and staff are committed to continuous improvement and welcome applications from candidates with drive and determination to work in an environment that inspires and challenges students of all abilities and from all backgrounds.

The Fernwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services check along with other relevant employment checks.  In addition, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a Self-Disclosure is required for all applicants shortlisted for interview.  Online searches will be carried out on all shortlisted applicants as part of due diligence checks.

Please return your completed application form, together with your letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4, font size 11) explaining how your skills, qualities and experience would enable you to be successful in the role to the Headteacher, Mr C Gell, and the HR Manager, Mrs H Wallis, by post or by email to recruitment@fernwood.school.


The Fernwood School
Goodwood Road, Wollaton
Nottingham, NG8 2FT

0115 9286326