Teacher of Design and Technology

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Type of Position:Teaching staff - Permanent
School:Twynham TGS
Salary:£30,000 to £46,525 per annum
Start Date:ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)
Closing Date: Friday 16th February 2024 at 8am

Start date

ASAP (Subject to pre start checks)

Contract term


Working hours

Full time

Pay scale

Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale

Salary range (per annum)

£30,000 to £46,525 per annum


Based and Twynham School with regular travel and teaching at The Grange School

Reports to

Head of Design and Technology

Suitable for Early Career Teachers (ECTs)?


About the Post

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and energetic Teacher of Design and Technology to join our highly successful department across both Twynham School and The Grange School (TGS). This is a rare and exciting opportunity to gain teach in an already high-performing faculty area and to further develop an exciting and ambitious curriculum that provides exceptional opportunities for our students.

With the Twynham School and TGS federation now firmly established in Christchurch the department has access to some exceptional facilities to support a world class Design and Technology curriculum. You will have the opportunity to work alongside nationally recognised leaders of D&T as well as the support of a talented team of D&T teachers and a highly supportive senior leadership team.

This is a truly exceptional opportunity for a talented and aspirational colleague.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Inspire excellence in D&T across two schools serving one community
  • Teach across the various D&T specialisms
  • Provide inspirational and dynamic teaching to exceptional students
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.

What we can offer you

  • The chance to be a part of an exciting educational journey alongside highly regarding professionals (including nationally recognised leaders of D&T)
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues and wonderful young people and their families
  • An exceptional CPD offer from ECT through to preparation for senior and system leadership
  • The opportunity to work within Twynham Learning; a progressive multi-academy trust
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful areas of the South Coast
  • Automatic membership of the Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking

Who we are looking for

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have an honours degree (or equivalent) in D&T or a related discipline
  • Have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Have experience of improving outcomes for students in Design and Technology as a classroom teacher
  • Have successful experience of teaching Design and Technology across Key Stage 3-4 in a state 11-16 or 11-18 school
  • Have an understanding of effective pedagogy
  • Have excellent classroom management skills
  • Have experience of delivering extra-curricular activities
  • Have the ability to travel independently

You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture

Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Alison Brown (HR administrator) on 01202 486237 or email us at

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to:  

Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:

The closing date is Friday 16th February 2024 at 8am. We reserve the right to interview exceptional candidates prior to the deadline and may withdraw the vacancy if this is filled prior to the deadline. Interested colleagues are encouraged to apply asap.

Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.


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