May 15, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher to lead our thriving Technology department.
MPS/UPR (Outer London) +TLR2c (currently £7,847)
Working Pattern
Full time - Permanent
Closing Date
May 22, 2024


We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher to lead our thriving Technology department. Applications are welcome from experienced teachers able to teach Resistant Materials Technology throughout the ability range at KS3 and KS4 (KS5 optional). Technology is one of our most popular subjects, with the department benefitting from a range of state-of-the-art classrooms that help to deliver excellent lessons to our pupils.

All students study Technology at Key stage 3, and this is a very popular GCSE subject for our Key Stage 4 pupils with Hospitality and Catering, Graphics and Resistant Materials all running in Year 10 and 11. We are hoping to run a Technology A-Level in the very near future. A high uptake alongside extra-curricular opportunities and a fully differentiated curriculum makes the department an exciting place to work.

Oak Wood School was judged as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted (May 2022) and is a truly inclusive, mixed, multi-ethnic 11-18 school that embraces all aspects of comprehensive education. A career at Oak Wood School is your chance to be part of a remarkable team that are working to ensure our students are prepared to be the well- rounded leaders of tomorrow.

“Pupils at Oak Wood School are polite, friendly and confident. They are part of a diverse community and get along well with each other. The school’s ethos is for pupils to dream, learn and grow. Staff here inspire pupils and develop their knowledge, understanding and character.”

Ofsted 2022

We believe our best resource are our teachers. There is a popular and thriving programme of professional development in the department and across the school, at all levels, and colleagues have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally through our membership of both the PiXL club and the Harrow Collegiate Alliance (HCA). The school also offers excellent promotion prospects and a comprehensive induction programme. Colleagues benefit from a commitment to staff well-being and are provided with several schemes to support them maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. This post would be appropriate for an ECT or a more experienced teacher – we will also consider applications from candidates who would request a part-time role.

Situated on a large site close to Heathrow Airport and the centre of Hillingdon, Oak Wood School has much to offer:

  • A commitment to the professional development of all its staff to become outstanding teachers and leaders
  • Staff wellbeing programme
  • Childcare and cycle to school vouchers
  • Excellent transport links (by train 45 minutes to Central London ), bus routes 457, 278 & U2, train (Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway and Underground (Metropolitan & Piccadilly)
  • On-site parking including electric charging facilities
  • On-site catering facilities.

Please read the information booklet for information about the department, Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please visit our website and complete our Teaching Staff application form, which is in two documents, and send along with a letter of application addressed to Mr Daniel Cowling (Headteacher) via email to

If you submit a Tes QuickApply application, you will be asked to complete an Oak Wood School Application form should you be selected for shortlist.

Visits to the school can be arranged if requested.

Further details are available from the vacancies page of our website:

Closing date: midday, Wednesday 22 May 2024

Interviews: Thursday 23 or Friday 24 May 2024

We reserve the right to interview strong candidates on receipt of application and make appointments before the closing date

Oak Wood School has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Oak Wood School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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