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Teacher of Design and Technology

Role Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic Design & Technology teacher to teach Resistant Materials to IGCSE level and A level Product Design. This role may suit someone seeking to develop their teaching skills in a superbly resourced department. The successful candidate will work alongside existing staff in maintaining excellent standards in the department. The ability to inspire pupils and to engage with them in a constructive and supportive manner is essential.

Main Duties

  • Teach across the age and ability-range, extending the most able and supporting those who find the subject challenging;
  • Assist with supervision outside of timetabled time ensuring a safe working environment;
  • Contribute more widely to the department through, for example, enrichment activities, administering internal examinations, interventions to support individuals or groups of pupils or outreach activities;
  • Seek to develop your own professional practice and development in conjunction with your Head of Department;
  • Follow the school’s assessment and reporting processes and attend parents’ meetings as required;
  • Prepare schemes of work and teaching resources as required;
  • Assist with the preparation and ordering of materials and equipment as necessary;
  • Contribute towards managing the workshop environment;
  • Carry out administrative and other functions related to the smooth running of the department; 
  • Ensure that all safety and security procedures are met.
  • Contribute to the co-curricular life of the school as agreed with your Head of Department;
  • Be committed to the safeguarding of all young people;
  • Tutor a group of typically six pupils initially, talking an interest in their academic progress and well-being;
  • Assist on a regular basis in a boarding house, supporting the house master and getting to know all the pupils.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be a reflective classroom teacher who:

  • has a good honours degree (2:1 or above) and/or a further degree in a directly-related subject;
  • is passionate about their subject and can demonstrate the subject knowledge required to deliver engaging lessons across the age and ability range of students at the school;
  • can sketch and render with markers and digital media and is competent in the use of a range of tools and equipment including CAD and CNC machinery;
  • has an excellent knowledge of materials and methods of construction and can make high quality product design models;
  • shares Eton’s holistic vision of education and is excited to contribute to the co-curricular and pastoral aspects of boarding-school life;
  • demonstrates a solid understanding of, and commitment to working within the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • has strong interpersonal skills and can build relationships and collaborate with a wide range of people;
  • is committed to their ongoing professional development;
  • embraces developments and innovations in teaching and learning and is open to a range of approaches to assessment and differentiation in the classroom;
  • can demonstrate good ICT competence and willingness to use new technologies for teaching and learning;
  • is highly motivated and can work independently as well as within wider teams;
  • is interested in the welfare and pastoral wellbeing of young people;
  • has excellent oral and written communication skills;                 
  • has a positive attitude, an optimistic approach to change and development, a balanced sense of perspective and a good sense of humour.

Benefits

Accommodation

This role comes with the benefit of school-provided accommodation. Many of our teaching staff and their families are accommodated at the school in flats and houses around Eton. Accommodation is provided free of rent, building insurance, and general maintenance costs and is not currently a taxable benefit as it is provided for the better performance of the duties this role entails. However, the College gives no assurance that this tax treatment will continue to be permitted. Details of this will be discussed with the successful candidate. 

Professional Development

We have a structured and well-funded professional development programme, in addition to a culture of sharing best practice informally within departments. For all new staff, there is an induction and mentoring programme and a tailored programme for new Heads of Departments. Teachers joining the profession are supported as they find their feet, and anyone wanting to gain QTS or PGCE qualifications are given significant help and resources.

Further Benefits:

  • Teachers’ pension scheme
  • Bike-to-work scheme
  • Counselling and legal advice services
  • School fee reduction (means-tested)
  • Eyecare plan
  • Free use of sports and leisure facilities
  • Discount at local shops and amenities
  • Subsidised Masters’ Common Room

About the College

Eton - Town and School

Eton College is a friendly community with a family atmosphere. We are situated in a beautiful Berkshire town that offers excellent local schools and amenities. Historic Windsor is just across the river, and London is easily accessible by rail or motorway. There is enormous collegiality at Eton. As one new teacher said: “This is my fourth school and I’ve never been made to feel so welcome”. Colleagues are also genuinely interested in the scholarship of their subject and enjoy a level of autonomy in their teaching that allows them to develop their own effective style.

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

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