Head of Design and Technology

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Type of Position:Teaching staff - Permanent
School:Twynham TGS
Salary:Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR 2.3 (£30,000 to £46,525) plus TLR of (£7,847 )(FTE)
Start Date:Easter or September 2024
Closing Date: Friday 22nd March 2024 at 8am.

Start date

Easter or September 2024

Contract term


Working hours

Full time

Pay scale

Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR 2.3

Salary range (per annum)

£30,000 to £46,525 plus TLR of £7,847 (FTE)


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

Reports to

Member of Senior Leadership team (to be confirmed)

Suitable for Early Career Teachers (ECTs)?



About the Post

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and energetic Head of Design and Technology to join and lead our highly successful department and subject across both Twynham School and The Grange School (TGS). This is a rare and exciting opportunity to lead 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:

  • Lead and inspire excellence in D&T across two schools serving one community
  • Further develop and already exciting, ambitious and challenging D&T curriculum
  • Provide inspirational and dynamic leadership to an exceptional team of professionals
  • 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 regarded 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
  • Strong and supportive leadership, who place value on learning beyond the classroom
  • 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

Who we are looking for

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Are an inspirational and skilled classroom teacher of D&T
  • Have a vision for excellence across the suite of D&T subject areas and qualifications
  • Are highly resilient and tenacious with a clear understanding of, and ability to use, a range of approaches including pace-setting and challenge as tools to bring about transformational change
  • Thrive in an aspirational culture
  • Embrace our highly supportive, professional approach to school improvement

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 on 01202495711or 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 22nd March 2024 at 8am.

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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