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Teacher (Design and Technology) – Aberaeron Comprehensive School

Closing date: 30/04/2020

Reference: REQ102192

32.5 hours / Permanent

24,906 - 40,490 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated teacher of Design Technology / Resistant Materials on a full-time contract.

Design and Technology is a successful and popular department within the school.  At Key Stage 3, pupils have Design and Technology for 4 hours a fortnight as part of a carousel system.  At Key Stage 4 we offer Engineering, Resistant Materials, Food & Nutrition, Textiles and Health & Social Care.  A range of courses are offered at A level including Resistant Materials.  The department benefits from technician support.

Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron is a naturally bilingual school, and it is our aim to support each pupil to be bilingual by the time they leave.  We have over 600 pupils with approximately 100 in the sixth form.  We aim to create a hard-working environment in which pupils can enjoy academic success, and develop personally and emotionally, by virtue of social and cultural activities.  Pupils are encouraged to do their best at all times, to achieve the highest possible standards for life during and after their school years.

The successful candidate will be:

  • an outstanding teacher of DT;
  • able to teach Resistant Materials at KS3, 4 and AS/A level;
  • a team player with excellent communication and inter-personal skills;
  • committed to raising standards and someone who has a measurable impact as an individual teacher;
  • able to teach outside of their subject specialism.

You are welcome to telephone for an informal chat or to arrange a visit – please contact Mr O Jones, Headteacher or Miss Y Howells, Head of Department on 01545 570217.

The successful applicant will need to register with the Education Workforce Council in order to be appointed to this post.

Job Description

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

Safeguarding and child protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Aberaeron is a picture perfect harbour town and is one of Ceredigion's best loved holiday destinations with fashionable places to stay and eat.
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