Teacher of Design Technology


Teacher of Design Technology


Start date: September 2023
Contract type: Full time
Contract term: Two-year fixed term contract
Salary: MPS


Come to work in a thriving and exciting community. Callerton Academy is a growing secondary school committed to providing the very best education for pupils from Year 7 to Year 11. Based in our excellent temporary site, formerly a school building which has been reconfigured in Newcastle’s Graingertown, we have access to a range of brilliant facilities. This includes a new well-equipped Food Technology room ready for next academic year to complement our already excellent DT workshop. We will move to our brand-new site which will have capacity for 1200 students in 2025; this is located to the northwest of the city – close to Westerhope, Kingston Park and Newcastle International Airport.


We are one of two new schools within Gosforth Group Multi Academy Trust and will be welcoming our third cohort of students when the position starts meaning that we will have Years 7, 8 and 9. The post offers a fantastic opportunity for an energetic teacher with excellent skills and subject knowledge to work and develop within a positive and supportive environment. Initially this is a two-year fixed term contract, however further opportunities are a strong potential for a successful candidate in the future and therefore would strongly encourage applications.


First and foremost, we are looking for someone who loves their subject and is passionate, proactive and innovative. We are developing a strong team of practitioners at Callerton Academy who are able to be versatile and are keen to be involved in many and varied aspects of school life; particularly during the coming years while the school is growing in size. You will be an important part of our growing school and will be a consummate professional, practical and ‘hands-on’. You will have excellent subject knowledge and will be able to offer a couple of different DT specialisms at key stage 3, however, you may specialise in one specific discipline at key stage 4. We are particularly interested in applicants who are confident delivering Food Technology but would welcome applicants from all disciplines.


What we need:

  • An outstanding practitioner
  • A passion for DT
  • A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of delivering the curriculum
  • The ability to work effectively within a supportive team environment
  • A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for students of all abilities and from all backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and ICT skills
  • An interest and commitment to the whole school community


We can offer you:

  • An opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals in school and across the MAT
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A school with its community at heart
  • A programme of staff well-being activities
  • A school with a strong focus on reading and embedding this across the curriculum
  • Opportunities for future career progression in a growing school and Trust.
  • Staff parking


This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Following the shortlisting process, where applicable, candidates who attend interview will be reimbursed reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation.

Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

We hope you’ll visit our website to find out more about us.

You are welcome to visit the school to speak to the Leader of Teaching and Learning in Art and DT at Callerton Academy. Email Miss Lockhart, PA to the Principal at for more information.

Please note that there is not an expectation for you to visit the school before application.

To apply:     

Please return completed application forms to

Closing date for applications:

9am Tuesday 16th May

Interview date:

Interviews will take place the week beginning 22nd May