Design Technology Teacher

Pay Range: ECT/MPR/UPR (Fringe)
Start Date: 1st September 2024
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 25/02/2024

We are seeking to appoint a talented Design Technology teacher who is committed and highly motivated to help pupils achieve what they are capable of in KS3 and 4.

You will have strong interest in the support of pupils and be committed to excellence as a classroom teacher. You will be expected to develop, plan and deliver effective and high quality learning experiences to KS3 & 4 pupils.

Design Technology is a popular option at KS4 and the new school building includes two large and fully equipped DT rooms with new equipment as well as an Innovation Hub designed to harness and foster creativity, design and the latest technologies.

Due to the unique nature of our growing school, we would welcome a conversation about career development opportunities and additional departmental leadership responsibilities are available to the right candidate and would carry additional remuneration. This may be immediately or in the future.

If you have energy and passion for your subject and would like to join a unique school with a dynamic and collaborative team, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Why Orsett Heath Academy?

Orsett Heath is a relatively new thriving mixed 11-16 comprehensive school. As a new school, we opened our doors to welcome our first pupils in 2020. Since then, the school has proved popular with parents and pupils and we are oversubscribed in all three current year groups. We have created a successful school that pupils and staff are incredibly proud of.

In the summer of 2024, we move into our new £37m school building adjacent to our current purpose-built accommodation. When full, the new building will have 1200 pupils and be amongst the largest in Thurrock. We are looking for highly motivated, talented and ambitious staff who share our inclusive ethos and who want to help us grow over the coming years.

Our pupils have a ‘can-do’ attitude and the school has focused heavily on character education alongside its academic offer since the school first opened.

You will be:

  • Committed to the Trust’s vision and values
  • At the forefront of education practice
  • Inspirational and innovative
  • An outstanding teaching practitioner
  • A proven leader and manager
  • Experienced in curriculum design and delivery
  • Experienced in professional development and training
  • Able to plan and think strategically
  • An excellent communicator.


At South West Essex Community Education Trust, we are passionate about providing the best start in life for our pupils. We are united in the belief that every young person needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances.

We place our pupils’ needs at the heart of everything we do and support our colleagues in delivering high-quality education. Our vision is to establish a national reputation for the quality of education we provide.

Our academies are united by the things that make us both similar and unique – the DNA that ties us all together. The SWECET DNA is made up of the following components: Developing our people, Nurturing our differences, and Aspiring for excellence.

We believe that our colleagues are our most precious resource to provide high-quality learning experiences for all our pupils. Our colleagues work hard to support teams in their own schools and across the Trust and in return, the SWECET Wellbeing Charter sets out our actions to support our colleagues.

If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please return your letter of application and completed form to HR Department, SWECET c/o William Edwards School, Stifford Clays Road, Grays, Essex, RM16 3NJ or email [email protected].

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, online checks and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service