St Dominic’s School is a special school in Godalming, Surrey, and stands in 56 acres of wooded grounds with ample space for outdoor learning activities. The school provides for 150 pupils and students between the ages of 7 – 19, who have a range of academic abilities and complex needs and with a primary diagnosis of speech language and communication needs and/or autistic spectrum conditions.
The school is the national lead in the ‘blended’ approach to teaching and learning and holds the Advanced Autism Accreditation and the prestigious Arts Council ‘Artsmark’ Silver Award.
St Dominic’s School is a rewarding and inspirational place to work where pupils and students enjoy the holistic programmes and educational opportunities offered to them by nurturing staff whose goal is to encourage growth, development and independence in preparation for further education and employment. To find out more about us visit www.stdominicsschool.org.uk.
St Dominic’s has been through a period of rapid growth and change. We are therefore seeking dynamic and committed staff, who share our organisational values, to work alongside our leadership team.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-driven, flexible and talented Teacher of Design & Technology to work with the pupils and students throughout the school across Key Stages 2 to 5. Candidates must be able to independently plan, prepare and deliver ongoing and informative lessons that progress the pupils and students towards the achievement of GCSE Design & Technology (Resistant Materials) and BTEC Construction from Entry Level to Level 2.
BTEC Construction contains many different practical units so experience in basic plumbing, painting and decorating, bricklaying, carpentry and plastering and experience of delivering BTEC qualifications previously would be desirable but not essential.
Candidates must be able to convey the subject to pupils and students who have a range of abilities and be able to monitor and assess to ensure the best possible progress. The successful candidate will have a commitment to developing outstanding practice and the desire and drive to improve educational outcomes and life chances for our very special pupils and students.
Applications are welcome from UQTs, NQTs and experienced teachers who have the ability to think creatively and are resilient and motivated by challenges.
Experience of working within a SEN setting is desirable but not essential.
Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience, and knowledge we are looking for.
Benefits include: Free car parking, lunch provided on site, Employee Assistance Programme and membership to Perkbox.
St Dominic’s School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/.
For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Tina Petkova via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.
Closing Date: 23rd April 2023 at 11:59pm
Interviews will take place: 4-5th May 2023
We encourage you to apply before the closing date as we reserve the right to arrange interviews and close this advert before the closing date if we receive applications from exceptional candidates.
Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020Apply