D&T Teacher for Sept 2019

860 on roll  (inc. 120 in a cooperative Sixth Form shared with Didcot Girls' School)

Teacher of Design and Technology:  MPS/UPS

We require an enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher of Design and Technology. The post would suit either a Newly Qualified Teacher entering the profession or a more experienced candidate. 

Design and Technology at St Birinus operates within the broader structure of the Art, Design and Technology Faculty, which is led by a very experienced Head of Faculty whose transformational leadership has a real impact on student achievement. The Faculty is one of the most successful in the school with Engineering, Resistant Materials, Food, and Graphics courses on offer at Key Stage 4, as well as Art and Photography. In addition, Engineering at A-level is a well-established and popular course with students regularly progressing to Russell Group universities to study Engineering and also accessing high level further training, apprenticeships and employment. The ability to teach Engineering would be advantageous. 
The vacancy offers the ambitious, energetic and highly capable applicant the opportunity to play a significant part in the future development of the school into a truly excellent place to learn and work. The governors, staff, students and parents are committed to continuing to serve our community by developing the academic performance of the school together with our inclusive, distinctive ethos. If you feel you could contribute to this exciting vision, we would be very pleased to receive your application. 
The person appointed will: 
Be passionate about educating young people

  • Be ambitious about becoming an outstanding teacher (you might already be!)
  • Be able to inspire and motivate students and staff to give and achieve their best
  • Be a team player who has good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have high levels of motivation and commitment
  • Have very high ambitions for what every student can achieve
  • Be ambitious about further promotion, either soon or within the next 2-3 years. 

We are interested in drive, energy, vision and enthusiasm. We require a person with high expectations of themselves, of the staff and of the students. We are interested in people who deliver – and we will support you to do this. If you are just joining the profession, we will ensure that you receive the very highest standards of support. 

St Birinus School is judged to be a Good school with Leadership and Management at all levels being seen as a particular strength (OFSTED Report March 2016). By the Progress 8 measure St Birinus is the most improved school in Oxfordshire in 2018 and in the top 5% of all schools nationally for boys’ progress. 
In conclusion, St Birinus School celebrates an ethos based firmly in raising the academic and personal achievement of all our students. It has a friendly, supportive and enthusiastic staff. In short, this school and this very exciting post offer an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate. 
The Application Process   

If you would like to apply, please return a fully completed application form, paying particular attention to section 4 ‘relevant skills and experiences’, to vacancy@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk as soon as possible.              

St Birinus School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The following link will take you to our website - /1852/sbs-policies - please scroll down to read our Safeguarding Policy.

This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.  The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.   Additional standard pre-employment checks will also be undertaken.

St Birinus School is an equal opportunities employer.


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