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Design/Technology Specialist - Full-time

Lightyear Federation

  • Ref:KCC-F91-16-S
  • Posted:12/01/2023
  • Pay:KR7 £23,378 – 26,466 (pro rata £20,108 – 22, 764)
  • Start Date:April 2023
  • App Close Date:10/02/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 21st February


Do you believe in hands on practical learning? Do you champion the importance of practical skills such as design, wood work, metal work, plumbing, electrics?

Would you inspire our children and staff and build their confidence and skills using tools, materials and practical approaches? Are you passionate and skilled in developing individual, group and class practical approaches to learning? 

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a skilled DT Specialist to inspire and teach the children, staff and communities.  

We are on a quest to find our Lightyear DT Specialist who will work with Greatstone Primary School and Repton Manor Primary School:

  • Lead group and class learning in a diverse range of practical, exciting and safe activities.
  • Develop confidence and expertise of children and staff in a range of skills.
  • Embed an ambitious and enthusing DT offer to all children aged 3-11.
  • Communicate with children, staff, families and the community regarding practical skills.
  • Champion learning all subjects through practical application across the federation and impact on all areas of learning.

If you would like to discuss the role further and tour the schools please contact Repton Manor office@reptonmanor.kent.sch.uk or Greatstone school office@greatstoneschool.co.uk to book an appointment with Matt Rawling (Executive Headteacher). Candidates must be available for interview Tuesday 21st February. 

Information about the federation

Lightyear Federation - Caring, Dreaming, Thinking Bigger - Lightyear Federation is made up from two foundation Primary Schools, Greatstone Primary School and Repton Manor Primary School. Our Federation believes in maintaining the unique character of both schools, reflecting the communities which they serve, whilst benefitting from collaborative skills, expertise and joint staff development. Our dedicated staff and governors offer our children and families exciting learning and development opportunities and we grow our schools with one shared vision as a family. Nurture is central to all we do and we believe that children must feel safe, happy and confident to achieve their best.

Job Contact Information

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  • Address:Repton Ave,
    TN23 3RX
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.