Design Technology Teacher - Marland Residential School

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • TPS plus SEN 1 or 2 Allowance (depending on experience)

Marland is a successful all age (KS1-4) special school for students with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health (SEMH) needs. It is currently located across three sites; Peters Marland, Barnstaple and Bideford (expanding to four in April 2023). This post is based at our Yr4 - Yr11 (boys only) residential school in Peters Marland (6 miles from Torrington), currently graded as 'Good' by Ofsted Education and 'Outstanding' by Ofsted Social Care. In May 2021, we opened our new purpose designed Design Technology / Vocational Learning Centre on this site providing excellent learning facilities for this important and popular multi-facetted subject.

Our overarching ethos is based around personalisation and meeting the needs of each individual child. We also utilise 'THRIVE' based social and emotional development at the core of everything we do.

This is a great opportunity to take the lead role in maximising the potential of our excellent new DT / Practical Skills vocational facilities, delivering to small groups of our students. We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and motivational DT specialist to join our friendly and committed teaching team. You will work alongside our existing DT / Practical Skills Instructor to further develop and deliver a range of DT and vocational practical courses up to and including KS4 national accreditation level (GCSE, BTEC, etc). A good understanding of, and interest in, supporting the SEMH needs of our students are also important attributes for all staff.

We are looking for an effective DT teacher who is adaptable / flexible and motivational to others. You will also have good communication and relationship building skills, including a focus on helping children to develop socially and emotionally. Applications are welcome from suitably qualified / experienced SEN and MAINSTREAM practitioners.

Training and ongoing professional development opportunities are offered to all staff, as are potential promotion opportunities due to the ongoing expansion of our popular schools.

Please visit for further information about our school. You can also contact Mark Bithell, Headteacher, for an informal discussion on 01805 601324.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires a DBS disclosure.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Please visit (vacancies page) to download an application pack.
Your completed application form should be returned by email to or by post to Andrea Dart at Marland Residential School, Peters Marland, Torrington, Devon EX38 8QQ.

Interview Date: w/c 10 October 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Schools
  • Work LocationDevonTorridge
  • Work Postcode

    EX38 8QQ

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupTeaching - Special & Other

  • Salary Details

    TPS plus SEN 1 or 2 Allowance (depending on experience)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required