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Teacher of Design Technology - WMG Academy for Young Engineers Solihull

What is the job role?

POST TITLE: Teacher of Design Technology (CAD/Graphics/Product Design - please specify on application form)

POST RESPONSIBLE TO: Lead for Engineering and Design

SALARY: Main pay/upper pay scale

CLOSING DATE: 17 April 2023


START DATE: 1st September 2023 (1st July 2023 for ECTs)

The WMG Academy Trust Board seek to appoint motivated, dedicated and aspirational Teacher of Design, Technology and Engineering at WMG Academy for Young Engineers Solihull.

Energetic? Innovative? Passionate? Work with us and our partners (University of Warwick, Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid and many more) to deliver a skills-based curriculum in a high achieving environment.

The WMG Academy Trust opened its first academy in Coventry on Monday 8th September 2014 for up to 640 students aged 14 - 19. The second academy in North Solihull opened in September 2016 for two year groups, 10 and 12, and doubled in size in September 2017. 

We welcome applications from candidates who can offer expertise in product design or any related technology and engineering discipline, who love their subject, are passionate about education and through a flexible, ‘problem solving’ approach wants to deliver outstanding outcomes for all learners.

This post is suitable for ECTs for whom full support and training will be provided.

You will be a key member of the WMG Academy Solihull team, delivering outstanding teaching across KS4 and KS5. You will have experience of working in a school or college setting as well as a good understanding of the needs of 14 - 19 year old students. 

The key academic sponsor of the Academy is the University of Warwick.  The Solihull Academy is located adjacent to Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre in North Solihull and boasts over £2 million of specialist equipment and ICT. Our relationship with a broad range of local, national and international business partners will allow the successful candidate to link their teaching to an applied, employment-led educational environment.

Further information about WMG Academy can be found on our website: 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form with a supporting statement (section 7 of the application form). Please state in your application your specialist subject(s) and other subjects (and to which level) you are able to teach.

CVs will not be accepted. 

Completed applications should be submitted to

For an informal conversation please contact the WMG Academy on 0121 289 3556 and ask for Associate Principal, Claire Morris.

Who are we looking for?

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

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