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Teacher of Design Technology - Full-time

Tonbridge Grammar School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5443-270T
  • Posted:29/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS to UPS depending on experience
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:13/03/2024 at 15:00
  • Interviews:22 March 2024


Teacher of Design Technology – Suitable for teachers at all stages of their career including ECTs

Full time, permanent, starting September 2024

Salary: MPS - UPS depending on experience                                                                                    

We are seeking a full time Teacher of Design Technology to join our creative team. We welcome applications from specialists who are excited to teach Design across all material areas, particularly those with skills in Textiles and the development of integrated new technologies.  Early Careers Teachers - this position offers an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to start their career at an outstanding school.  

Join a highly successful team of Design Technology specialists

We are highly successful and well-resourced Design Technology department. This is an excellent opportunity to bring your skills and experiences and develop your career in a forward-thinking Design Technology department that develops in students the ability to solve problems and to have a voice/make a difference to real world problems large and small. The team is committed to professional development with regular training sessions and collaborative working. Our students become increasingly independent learners as they progress through the School and achieve outstanding outcomes at GCSE and in the internationally recognised IB Diploma. 

A community where everyone is valued and supported to success

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students and consistently work to remove any barriers to progress and believe in fulfilling the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) outlined in The Equality Act 2010. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds. 

We are committed to staff wellbeing and offer:

  • 5 Additional INSET days a year (10 in total)  
  • Staff laptop and dedicated staff work areas
  • Free use of our Fitness suite
  • Staff wellbeing package including winter flu jabs
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Active staff community and socials

Your personal development, our priority

There is individualised professional development to support your career stage be it ECT, middle or senior leadership. We are an International Baccalaureate World School – IB experience is beneficial but not essential as training is provided.  

How to apply

Please send completed application form to: personnel@tgs.kent.sch.uk. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.    

Closing date for applications: 09:00 Wednesday 13 March 2024 

Interview day: Friday 22 March 2024  

Tonbridge Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education legislation. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

Information about the school

Tonbridge Grammar School is a high performing state grammar school in Kent. Educating girls aged 11 to 16 years and with a co-ed sixth form, TGS regularly features in listings of the top ranked schools in the South East and the UK. In our most recent inspection in 2019 we were rated outstanding in every area by Ofsted. We have a vibrant enrichment programme and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. There is a real sense of community with staff, students and parents/carers working together.

Job Contact Information

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 Education.