Teacher of Textiles

Recruitment Information

Date Posted26 February 2024
Type of RoleFull or Part Time
Closing date for applications11 March 2024, 10am
Start DateEaster or September 2024

Thank you for your interest in the post of Teacher of Technology at Ashlyns School. Our Technology facilities are superb, our curriculum progressive and our students engaged and ambitious.  Ideally, the successful candidate will have a Textiles Specialism, but we will be delighted to discuss candidates’ experience at interview.

Please click here for information about Technology at Ashlyns School

Textiles is part of our Technology faculty, comprising ICT, Design and Technology and Business Studies. The subjects have spacious teaching and food preparation / workshop areas which are well resourced with both traditional equipment and CAM facilities such as laser and vinyl cutters. The faculty is supported by two Technicians.

We annually host the Rotary Technology Product Design Tournament, attended by many local secondary schools. It’s an event which showcases our fabulous facilities and our students’ innovation and creativity.  Our students also annually enter the Dacorum Rotary Young Chef Competition, winning the competition last year!  

Our curriculum is progressive and aims to help students conceive ideas that improve people’s lives. We look at a variety of industries and students are given the chance to roll their sleeves up and get stuck into all 3 of our specialist material areas:  Food, Textiles and Product Design.  

At KS3, our carousel gives students the chance to solve problems in practical ways in their Product Design and Food Tech lessons, through research, design and production, as well as creating “fast and fresh” recipes.

In Years 10 and 11, learners can specialise by choosing D&T (either in the workshop or in the textiles studio) or Food Preparation and Nutrition.

At KS5 our students are taught and are expected to draw on the widest possible range of tools and equipment that are available to them, demonstrating their ability to respond with creativity, complexity and precision, to a very demanding level.

Ashlyns is a popular and oversubscribed school with in excess of 1500 students including a growing and successful Sixth Form.  The school was confirmed ‘Good’ by Ofsted in September 2023 with an ‘Outstanding’ Sixth Form provision.  View our Ofsted report here

We are a thriving school with a rich heritage. Originally established for the most vulnerable in society, our focus on helping all students to be the very best versions of themselves is central to all we do. It’s our aim that work and study should be joyful; the staff and students at Ashlyns help to create the atmosphere for this to happen. There is a palpable sense of community, professionalism and a culture of high expectations, all of which are underpinned by ethical leadership. 

We hope the information included on our recruitment pages below will give you an insight into our school – the high aspirations,  excellent support and opportunities for our students and staff, the scope of the role and the kind of person we are looking for.

If you want to provide outstanding learning opportunities and exceptional pastoral care for students within a forward-thinking, hard-working school community, we would like to hear from you. 

We welcome visits from prospective candidates prior to application; please see contact details on the application guidance page.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our school.

Yours faithfully

James Shapland

Julie Laws
Chair of Governors