Salary: MPS/UPS  

Required for 1 September 2024, the school is seeking to appoint a teacher of Design Technology, this is a great opportunity to join our Technology Department, the successful candidate should be able to deliver excellence in the classroom and provide innovative and inspirational lessons across the disciplines offered. (Resistant materials and food technology).

Contract type: 0.4, however some flexibility to increase slightly for the right candidate.

(Permanent or FTC to be discussed at interview)

Start Date: September 2024

Would you like to work in a school that invests in developing and growing its staff?  Are you a teacher who wants to make a difference and get the BEST out of your students? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen at King’s Norton School for Boys. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated, organised, and confident Teacher of Design Technology to join our team. We are looking for someone who loves their subject and can communicate and share that passion with their students, colleagues, and the wider community. The successful candidate must have a strong desire to continuously develop and improve their teaching practice and have the highest expectations for our boys.  Our academic results are impressive, and both english and maths results are above the National Average and well above the National average for boys.  We are pleased with progress our boys make.

The ideal candidate will have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of current developments in the teaching and learning of Design Technology to all students. They will have strong communication skills along with the enthusiasm needed to inspire the students they teach and their colleagues in the department. 

The main aspects of the role will include the day-to-day leadership and management in the department, working closely with the members of the Technology Team. The successfully appointed person will be a key support for the Head of department, deputising in their absence as required.

At King Edward VI King’s Norton School for Boys, we are proud of our journey and, with over 100 years of history, our school has many great traditions that live on in our ethos today. We maintain the best of these traditions and enhance them with the latest educational practice; this provides us with a blend of traditional values with a forward-looking approach to learning.

We are part of the King Edward VI Multi Academy Trust, which is a diverse family of schools serving Birmingham. The trust supports the school in our shared aim and values; to make Birmingham the best place to be educated.  To achieve this, it is essential that we add value, academically, personally and culturally to our student’s journey. We are proud of our curriculum, teaching, learning and the results they enable our students to achieve. We are proud of our students and the way they develop as individuals through their interactions and experiences. We are proud of the range of opportunities that we offer which take our students out of their comfort zone and help them to build character, self-worth and resilience.

Aspiration is essential to all of this; it is the key to continually striving for improvement. Our motto is: “Humani Semper Contendimus”.  –  ‘we humans are always striving’. It drives us in providing the highest quality, well-rounded education for the boys we serve.

Applicants should complete the school’s application form and submit with a supporting letter maximum of two sides of A4 and return to Please do not delay in sending in your application as applications will be considered as they arrive. We do not intend to consider any application that arrives after 4pm on Thursday 16th May, final shortlisting of applications will take place at this time and Interviews will be carried out Tuesday 21st May.

If you’d like a tour of the school or an informal conversation with a member of our team, please contact Lewis Smith, Executive Assistant to Headteacher on 0121 628 0010 or email and we will happily oblige.

King Edward VI King’s Norton school for boys is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. For short-listed candidates an online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.​ 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.​