Art/Design & Technology Teacher


Wildern Secondary School is a large over-subscribed secondary school in Hedge End, Southampton and we are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic, creative Art/Design & Technology Teacher to join our Art/Design & Technology department. We are part of the Wildern Academy Trust which comprises of Wildern School, Deer Park Secondary School and Boorley Park Primary School.

The successful candidate would be given excellent career development opportunities. For interested candidates who would like to work in a great school with a strong positive and supportive culture and work with a fantastic curriculum team with excellent GCSE results we would love to hear from you. This role is also suitable for Early Career Teachers.

Benefits of working within our Art Department:
• All aspects of art taught by all art teachers at KS3
• GCSE Art and Photography pathways options for GCSE = GCSE course started in year 9
• A well-equipped department with 4 dedicated art rooms. An ICT room for the teaching of the technician aspects of GCSE photography and a kiln room for the teaching of ceramics
• A supportive team within the wider faculty of Creative Arts
• Dedicated technician support available 3 mornings a week
• Both Art and Photography are very popular pathways choices for GCSE, with very high uptake
• A long track record of excellent results with many students going on to follow creative career pathways alongside further and higher education
• Well-resourced schemes of learning which are adapted and updated regularly to ensure subject knowledge is relevant and engaging for us and our students which are shared centrally with the team
• Opportunities to develop CPD through curriculum meetings and workshops with the team as well as whole school twilights.

Benefits of working within our Design & Technology:
• Large and very supportive team of 10 subject specialists, 7 of which specialise in Design Technology
• Dedicated technician support Monday to Friday
• Very popular subject, with high uptake at KS4 (over 110 students opt for GCSE Design Technology every year)
• Track record of strong GCSE results
• Well supported by SLT
• Very well resourced and equipped workshops
• Dedicated ICT CAD suite, plus 30 additional laptops for classroom use
• 3D printers in each classroom and 2 laser cutters

Benefits of working for our trust include:
• An Amazing Competitive salary
• Excellent Continuing Professional Development with high quality CPD program
• Many opportunities for career progression
• Generous Sick Pay Scheme
• Workplace Pension Scheme
• Enrolment in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
• A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
• A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
• Welcoming, Supportive, Friendly and sociable colleagues
• An amazing rate for staff membership at our modern on-site Leisure Centre
• Good transport links
• Free large on-site car park

You must have Qualified Teacher Status in the UK, or an equivalent overseas qualification with UK teaching experience. Applications should be on Wildern School application forms, individual CV’s will not be accepted. Application forms can be downloaded from our website where you can also find further details about the school, its facilities and benefits for staff. Applications can be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs P Weston, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ. Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Closing Date: Midday Thursday 29th June 2023.

Disclaimer: Please note due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Therefore advised to submit your application as early as possible as some interviews may take place, and the appointment may be made before the closing date is reached for the post. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.


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