Start Date: Monday 27th April 2020
Closing Date: Wednesday 13th May 2020
Interviews: Week commencing 18 May 2020
Salary: Lead Practitioner range £41,267 to £44,218
Contract Type: Permanent - starting September 2020

As a popular and successful school, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking teacher of Design Technology or Engineering to contribute to the teaching of materials-based technology courses and to help develop teaching across our 11-18 school.

The successful candidate would be able to teach at least some of GCSE Design Technology, BTEC Engineering, 3D Modelling or A Level Product Design.

They would also be part of team of Lead Practitioners, working with the Deputy Headteacher to develop teaching through observations, coaching, transferring their expertise and contributing to professional development.

You will have access to a wide range of support and development opportunities through our well-developed CPD programme.

Therefore, we are looking for someone who:

  • Is an excellent teacher and is able to share their practice effectively
  • Has a record of raising attainment of their students
  • Has an up to date knowledge of curriculum developments, current education policy and progression routes for business students.
  • Is committed to high standards and ensuring that all groups of students make progress
  • Is willing to work flexibly
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is able to solve problems and be proactive
  • Has an excellent sense of humour

Thomas Gainsborough School is a consistently high performing and well-resourced school in South Suffolk. The school continues to invest in high quality professional development and provides a range of employee benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher to develop their practice and continue their career progression.

The school is located just south of Sudbury in Suffolk and is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

If you would like to learn more about the school in preparation for making an application, or would like to speak to someone about this exciting opportunity, then please contact Mr Chris Ryall (Deputy Headteacher),, 01787 375232.

During this period of support for children of key workers we are still open, from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, and staff will be available to speak to you. The interview process will be well supported to be personal, fair and flexible with a range of activities conducted online or if appropriate in person at a safe physical distance.

Further details are available on our website or from Mrs K Fuller (Headteacher’s PA),, 01787 375232.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  DBS checks are required for relevant posts.  Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.