Contract Type: Full Time
Job Start Date: 2021-09-01
Salary: M1 – UPS3
School Type:
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Haselbury Road, Edmonton, London. N9 9TN
Ofsted Ranking: Outstanding 1


Design and Technology Teacher

Start date: 1st September 2021

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed teacher of Design and Technology who has high expectations of students and themselves and who will motivate and inspire pupils to achieve their best.

The Latymer School is an oversubscribed high achieving, but caring Grammar School in North London. Visitors comment on the warm atmosphere and the high levels of participation in extracurricular activities that encourage students to foster and nurture their skills and interests beyond the confines of the curriculum. We are proud of our inclusive school community and there is a real passion for teaching and learning in a supported and welcoming atmosphere that inspires risk-taking and creativity. As a school, we are committed to developing the whole person and it is a place where you can really engage students in their learning and develop as a teacher.

We are seeking to appoint, commencing September 2021, a Design and Technology Teacher. We are looking for someone who would enjoy working with highly motivated, intellectually curious students at Key Stages 3 and 4, and is comfortable delivering a wide range of DT areas, primarily timbers and electronics, but also plastics and metals, and including some food and textiles. NQTs and experienced teachers are invited to apply. The ideal candidate will have some electronics expertise, as we are looking to expand in this area of the curriculum, including the use of Arduino and other programmable components.

The department teaches Design & Technology to GCSE and the department’s exam results are consistently high, with our latest results being 85% grades 7-9, 50% 8-9, 27% grade 9. If you would like to work in a friendly environment, then we would like to hear from you.

The Latymer School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with a Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About The Latymer School

The Latymer School is a selective, mixed grammar school in Edmonton, London, England.

Latymer was established in 1624 on Church Street, Edmonton by bequest of Edward Latymer, a London City merchant in Hammersmith. Although most of his wealth passed to the people of Hammersmith and the Parish of St Dunstan's (now Latymer Upper School), he named certain properties and estates to fund the education and livelihoods of "eight poore boies of Edmonton" with a doublet, a pair of breeches, a shirt, a pair of woolen stockings and shoes distributed biannually on Ascension Day and All Saints' Day. Pupils were educated in "God's true religion" and reading English to the age of thirteen at existing petty schools. The boys had to wear the red Latymer cross on their sleeves and were under a duty to carry out the provisions of his will "unto the end of the world".

The school has formal links with St John's College, Cambridge (Edward Latymer's College) and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (the College of Edward Latymer's father, William Latymer) which have endowments which may be used for the furtherance of the studies of former Latymer pupils at those colleges.