Teacher of Technology

Recruitment Information

Date Posted30 October 2023
Type of RoleFull or Part Time (ideally Textiles specialism)
Closing date for applications20 November 2023, 9am

Thank you for your interest in the post of Teacher of Technology at Ashlyns School. 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, including Textiles, at Ashlyns School

The Technology faculty comprises Design and Technology, Computer Science 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 Textiles, Product Design and Food Tech lessons, through research, design and production. At KS4, Design & Technology (Materials and Textiles specialisms) are popular GCSEs with a greater focus on design methodology, historical and social influences and specialist technical principles.

At KS5 our students can study A Level Fashion & Textiles and A Level Design & Technology. 


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