Vacancies

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Cover Supervisor - Term time only

We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to start in January 2023.  Our ideal candidate is a conscientious and hardworking team player, who has excellent interpersonal skills and relates well to young people.

You will be responsible for the supervision of classes in the absence of a teacher and are expected to insist upon the highest standards of behaviour for learning and maintain a purposeful working environment for our students, in order that they complete all set tasks thoroughly.

You will need to be very flexible and adaptable, with good time management skills, as the role will require you to fulfil a variety of duties, including lesson and registration cover, exam invigilation and assisting with administration tasks when cover is not required.

The post is for 35 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks per year) with a salary in the Oakwood Range Band 6 (pro rata’d salary £17,176).

For further details and an application form telephone 01622 726683 or email office@opgs.org

Oakwood Park Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with former employers and Enhanced DBS check.

Cover Supervisor Job Description

Support Staff Application Form

dESIGN tECHNOLOGY tEACHER

Required from January 2023

Are you a creative, innovative thinker with a passion for Product Design? Are you passionate about working with and supporting students in design and manufacturing tasks?

Oakwood Park Grammar School is seeking a full time Design and Technology teacher to join us from January 2023 (or earlier if possible) in our popular and high achieving Design and Technology department. If you are keen to have an involvement in extracurricular activities and play a full part in the life of the school community by supporting the school aims and ethos, policies then we’d love to hear from you.

The applicant for this job should have:

  • Experience in teaching Design and Technology (Resistant Materials or Product Design) across a range of year groups.
  • Good knowledge in CAD / CAM programs such as 3D Solidworks and Techsoft 2D Design.
  • Good knowledge in using and working with a range of general workshop machinery and tools.
  • Good knowledge in materials and manufacturing processes including CNC machinery.
  • Health and safety knowledge in the use of workshop machinery.

Please send your application form and a covering letter to the Headteacher.

Oakwood Park Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with former employers and Enhanced DBS check.

Design Technology Teacher Job Description

Design Technology Departmental Details

Teaching Application Form 

Teacher Training

Teacher Training – Achieving Qualified Teacher Stats (QTS)

Oakwood Park Grammar School, in partnership with Kent and Medway Teacher Training (KMT), offers teacher training places, starting in September every year.  The posts are unsalaried but bursaries may be available.  OPGS has been a Training School for over 10 years, and can offer an exceptional, well supported training experience with dedicated mentors and a clear focus on mastering the fundamentals of teaching.

If you, or anybody you know, is considering a career in teaching please contact Mrs A. Lewell (Deputy Headteacher), via the school office (office@opgs.org) to discuss the application process for next year. Further information can also be found at https://www.kmtraining.org.uk/

Post QTS – The Early Career Framework (ECF) and Early Career Teachers (ECTs)

All Early Career Teachers are entitled to the two-year induction period, as outlined in the Early Career Framework https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-career-framework-reforms-overview/early-career-framework-reforms-overview

Oakwood Park Grammar School works in partnership with Kent Teaching School Hub (KTSH) and Ambition Institute to deliver a comprehensive induction for ECTs. All ECTs have a dedicated mentor to guide and coach them through the two-year induction and Ambition Institute’s instructional coaching programme.

Please contact Mrs A. Lewell (Deputy Headteacher), via the school office (office@opgs.org), to discuss the recruitment of ECTs. Further information can also be found at https://www.ktsh.org.uk/ and https://www.ambition.org.uk/