Would you like to join a popular, oversubscribed school with excellent state of the art facilities?
We are currently expanding the Design and Technology department by offering two new A Level courses and one more GCSE course alongside our existing courses. This, and the fact that we are an expanding school means we are looking for an enthusiastic Teacher of Design & Technology to join our existing team and deliver an exciting curriculum to Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. You will have dedicated technician support, to deliver innovative and exciting lessons to all our students. We are a supportive and highly proactive team providing opportunities to teach Food and Nutrition and textiles as well as D&T. For further information about the department and curriculum please click here.
Furze Platt is a highly successful and inclusive mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1500 students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are an ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence. We are well placed for access, with good transport links to and from London and surrounding counties. Our school is very well resourced and equipped with many new facilities benefiting students and staff. These include a state-of-the-art theatre, gym, fitness suite and new three-storey teaching block incorporating science laboratories and classrooms.
We want our students to enjoy the time they spend with us by providing an education which is broad, stimulating and rewarding. We encourage all our staff to offer enrichment opportunities with over 50 clubs and societies being offered each term. We are proud of this range of extra-curricular opportunities including Duke of Edinburgh, ski and theatre trips, visits overseas to enhance language skills and historical knowledge and many others.
We offer a friendly and harmonious campus atmosphere, with a Senior Leadership Team who genuinely want to see you succeed and develop. Career opportunities allow you to grow professionally within Furze Platt. Furze Platt is the lead school for Teach Maidenhead, a teacher training partnership which offers School Direct teacher training giving staff the opportunity to develop their mentoring skills. ECTs are allocated a mentor, a reduced timetable and the opportunity to attend training sessions run by specialists from within the school.
We are keen to ensure that we support the physical and mental wellbeing of our staff. Discounted membership is available for the use of a fully equipped and well-maintained gym on-site. Staff are provided with a laptop, and many have their own classrooms. We offer access to an employee advice service (Care First) which provides information, helpful resources, and a counselling service. We encourage community spirit and staff involvement through various social events, recent ones being “tea on the terrace” in the summer term, an orienteering event, murder mystery and cooking competitions, sports after school and a Furze Platt fantasy football league. We also ensure that freshly brewed coffee is ready for you during break-time with edible treats to help you through the week!
Interested applicants are welcome to talk to Mrs Debbie Harding, HR Manager email@example.com about this post, or to visit the school. To learn more about our school and to complete an application form please refer to the vacancies section of our website www.furzeplatt.com. Please return completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.