Design Technology Teacher
Design Technology Teacher
In May 2013, the school was judged as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted for the second consecutive time. As a Teaching School, they prioritise the professional development of staff. 'Morale is high because teachers feel treated as professionals.' (Ofsted 2013)
This client is a mixed, 11-19 comprehensive school situated in the heart of Tower Hamlets with excellent transport links. Their overall GCSE results have shown a steady pattern of improvement over the last fifteen years and have been significantly above the national average for the past five years.
Design and Technology department is a multi-disciplinary department. There are five specialist teachers who are supported by two competent technicians. The faculty is fully resourced to teach the new curriculum and all of the subjects in DT are taught in specialist rooms. There are two woodwork/ metalwork workshops, an ICT suite/CAD/CAM facilities, a food room and a textiles room.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 refers to years 7 and 8. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups (20 pupils per group). Small group size makes teaching practical subjects manageable and enjoyable. This has a significant positive impact on pupils' progress. They run a carousel system in which pupils spend one term on each of the following subjects: Food Preparation & Nutrition, Product Design and Textiles Technology. Pupils have one session (1hour 50 minutes) per week in DT.
Key Stage 4
They currently offer GCSEs in Food Preparation & Nutrition, DT (reformed GCSE) and Textile Design. All of the GCSE courses are one year in length with the equivalent of one day a week for each optional; subject. Pupils are also taught in mixed-age groups (Years 9 - 11). Pupils studying GCSE have the opportunity to visit universities and design-related exhibitions which enhance their learning and understanding of the subject.
Key Stage 5
Key Stage 5 is very popular and increasing numbers of pupils choose to study A-level Product Design (3D) and Textile Design. A number of their pupils go on to study design-related courses at degree level.
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