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Design Technology - Head of Department


Job Description:

Step Teachers, as a part of our ongoing success in building and retaining relationships with many schools and academy trusts in the area, are currently looking for a Design Technology Head of Department role for Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5 in a Secondary School near Friern Barnet to start in October 2023. This is a long-term supply role.

This is a "Good" Ofsted-rated school where Leaders and governors have successfully addressed the priorities for improvement identified at the previous inspection. Teaching is effective across a wide range of subjects. Teachers plan well for the needs of different groups of pupils. Some teaching, however, does not present pupils with a sufficient degree of challenge, and good practice is not always shared. In a very few subjects, pupils underachieve. 


  • Good knowledge of the KS3 to KS5 Design Technology Curriculum

  • Able to plan and deliver engaging and comprehensive lessons

  • Maintain a well-organised classroom and ensure the safe use and storage of all equipment

  • Work effectively with other members of staff, both within the department and throughout the school

  • Ability to assess students, monitor their progress, and provide constructive feedback

  • Compliance with the schools’ policies and the reliable implementation of these


  • Hold QTS or an equivalent qualification

  • Have recent mainstream school-based experience teaching Design Technology at the Secondary School level.

  • Have a good level of classroom and behaviour management

  • A relevant DT-related degree is desirable

  • SEND experience is desirable

Why Step Teachers?
With over 20 years in supplying educational professionals across North London, Hertfordshire, East Anglia and Plymouth, we have and continue to build long-standing; exclusive relationships with many schools and academy trusts across these regions. We have a resolute team that will support and nurture your career at Step Teachers. 
Step Teachers are an agency listed as an approved supplier on the Crown Commercial Service and are proud to be REC audited. This ensures we are carrying out comprehensive checks in line with the REC Code of Professional Practice and are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Upon registration, candidates will be subject to a variety of checks including an enhanced DBS check, full references including your most recent employer and eligibility to work in the UK. 
Weekly pay is processed through PAYE. High street, travel, gym membership and many other exclusive discounts, along with physical and emotional wellbeing services as standard with our pay portal. 
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  • Job Type

    Temporary, On a daily basis

  • Additional Salary Info


  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Education
  • Years Experience

    2+ years

  • Career Level

    Experienced (Non-Manager)

  • Educational level

    Bachelor's Degree

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