Teacher of Design and Technology

Barnes Wallis Academy, Butts Lane, Tattershall, Lincoln LN4 4PN

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Schools - Teaching
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Hours per week
Contact Name
Holly Pepper PA to Principal
Contact Phone Number
01526 342379
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Closing Date
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Barnes Wallis Academy is now recruiting for a Teacher of Design & Technology. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the Role:

  • The post requires you to teach pupils in the age range 11 to 16 and with others outside that age range as required for transition and outreach work
  • You will have the role of Form Tutor, even when a form has not been assigned to you, and may be asked to carry out some or all of those duties if required
  • To maintain a thorough and up to date knowledge of the teaching of your subject(s) and take account of wider curriculum developments which are relevant to the Technology department
  • To plan lessons/activities/tutorials and sequences of lessons to meet students’ individual learning needs
  • To use a range of appropriate strategies and follow Academy policies for teaching/tutoring, behaviour management and  classroom management
  • To do all that you can to ensure that you safeguard and promote the welfare of students in the Academy
  • To set well-grounded consistent expectations for students in your teaching and tutorial groups using information about prior attainment
  • To assess, monitor and record the progress of students in your teaching (and tutorial groups) and give them clear and constructive feedback
  • To do all you can to ensure that, as a result of your teaching (and tutoring), your students achieve well relative to their prior attainment, making progress as good as or better than similar students nationally and in the Academy
  • To take responsibility for your own professional development and use the outcomes to improve your teaching (and tutoring) and your students’ learning
  • To make an active contribution to the policies, aspirations and plans of your Department and the Academy
  • To work with the Deputy Principal Achievement and Progress
  • To develop  an in depth knowledge of Pupil Progress Data and put in place appropriate intervention

Main Areas Of Responsibility And Accountability

High standards of teaching and learning

  • Role model
  • Pedagogy/methodology
  • Monitor and evaluate – including self-evaluation
  • Lesson Observation
  • Ambience/climate for learning
  • High expectations
  • Learning styles and thinking skills
  • Use of data analysis
  • Marking and assessment
  • Reporting
  • Planning, schemes of work
  • Meet the needs of all students (including management of behaviour and its impact on learning)
  • Educational enhancement (e.g. booster classes, trips/visits)
  • Ensure Students make expected progress


  • Use of comparative data
  • Up to date knowledge – subject, national, pedagogy, classroom management, research/inspection findings
  • Statutory requirements
  • ICT
  • Commitment to own development

Academy level

  • Contribute to Academy policy (e.g. the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students)
  • Liaison with external agencies, governors and parents
  • Support school ethos and policies 
  • Contribute to the development of the Academy strategy in support of the department

Salary & Benefits

  • M1 - UPS3
  • Permanent / 32.5 hours per week / 39 weeks a year 
  • Access to Teachers' Pension Scheme

​​​​​​​About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Apply now by clicking on 'apply for job'.  Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed application form.

Early applications are advised. We receive high numbers of applications for our roles and therefore have to close the vacancy prior to the closing date in order to review candidates' details against our job criteria before shortlisting or re-opening the vacancy.

Closing Date for Applications 23:57 Sunday 7 March 2021

Barnes Wallis Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health England Guidelines.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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