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DT / Product Design Teacher

Teaching staff vacancy

  • The closing date for applications is -
  • Venue: Alexandra Park School, London, N11 2AZ
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Alexandra Park School

A Science and Mathematics Specialist School 

DT / Product Design Teacher


Inner London Pay Scale | 1.0 FTE
Required from September 2018

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APS is a high-performing school.  It has a well-deserved reputation for its welcoming ethos, exceptional academic performance and strong pastoral care.

We are looking for a DT / Product Design Teacher to moin our team.

DT is a thriving subject at Alexandra Park School.  The teachers are passionate about Design Technology and students enjoy the subject.  The department is well-led and gains excellent results at both GCSE and ‘A’ Level.  There is an opportunity to join this team teaching Product Design at KS4/5 and teaching all areas of DT at KS3.

Staff at Alexandra Park School work hard to create a positive and happy environment where teachers can teach and students are enthusiastic about learning. 

We are able to offer:

  • an environment where staff feel valued, supported and challenged
  • extensive support in professional development and career progression
  • strong emphasis on staff well-being
  • the opportunity to work at a great school offering top class education
  • strong staff morale and support across the school

All applications are welcome.

We look forward to receiving your application.
This post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Closing date: 02/03/2018 at midday
Interviews: w/c 05/03/2018

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We reserve the right to close or extend this position depdending on application numbers; therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.
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Ms. Pearl "Design Teacher of the Year"

Congratulations to APS head of DT, Laura Pearl, who has won Design Teacher of the Year.  The winner was announced at a star studded event at the Design Museum in Knightsbridge.  Ms. Pearl joined APS in 2010 and leads our Design Technology department.  She was joined at the event by a team of year 10 APS designers who had also been shortlisted in the National Ventura Design awards. The team’s design for a practical way to recycle plastic bottles made the top 10 shortlist from the 588 schools that entered. They were pipped at the post to the top prize but well done to them all:

  • Paisley Cole
  • Daniel Dobres
  • Grace Geller
  • Ky Hope
  • Ailsa Robb
All photos ©Miles Willis Photography/Design Museum
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KS3 DT Science Week Competition Winners

Congratulations to Isadora (Y7), George (Y8) and Ted (Y9) who were the winners of DT's Science Week competition.

Below you can view their work, as well as a comment on their design/s.

Titled 'flight of words' pen inspired by the shape of a bird's body - this is a multi- functioned pen. It provides comfortable handwriting assistance, spelling assistance and ability to choose different colours. We especially liked the concept of WIFI spelling assistance. This would allow a Year 7 students to self-check their own work, which the pen achieves by learning your handwriting style, crosschecking your spelling and flashing to alert you that you have  made a mistake. This promotes self regulation and independence in students of all abilities. We felt this pen, whilst technologically advanced, is commercially viable and we could imagine this being available for use in schools within the next few years!Isadora, 7S

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The 'stay active hose' enables Martha (our 76 year old target user) and other people with arthritis to enjoy gardening without having to use their painful fingers to grip a hose. This is a beautifully simple design which uses forearm support to 'attach' the hose to the body without the need for grip - this is what stood this design apart from many of the other competitors who used the 'assisted grip' concept. It also had voice activated controls so that one wouldn't have to use their free hand to press buttons to start and stop the flow of water whilst out and about in the garden. The stay active hose also comes with a large faucet handle so that the mains water can be turned on and off with ease.George, 7S

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This entry was a great combination of technical understanding and intuitive design. We felt that the underground/ over ground design fitted in perfectly with the theme/environment. Ted produced a technical drawing, a 3D CAD model and an architectural blueprint, all showing his ability to cater for the complex needs of the early Martian settlers. We particularly liked the renewable resources such as the O.W.E.D (oxygen and water extraction device) which utilises the habitat's greenhouse as a self sustaining supply system, the 'geothermal generator' which uses the heat from the planets crust to generate energy, and the solar panel to capture the solar rays. Ted, 9e

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