Posted: April 8, 2024


Thames Christian School



Employment Type

Full Time, Part Time, Permanent

Start Date

September 2024

Closing Date



The launch of our sixth form has opened up an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic and dedicated staff team in a small but growing independent school with an exceptional reputation for the creative arts.

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented teacher of Design Technology/3D Design in KS3 and KS4 with the opportunity to also teach some 3D Design in KS5 depending on experience. The post could be 0.8 FTE or full time and is from September 2024.

Thames is a thriving mainstream and diverse independent secondary school rated Excellent by ISI. Located next to Clapham Junction station, in a brand new, purpose built premises, with carefully designed DT and STEM workshops, equipped to a very high standard with an array of woodworking machines, 3D printer, pressure former and laser cutter.

If you are passionate about making a difference, teaching in a school where pupils are valued as individuals and inspired to learn, we are keen to hear from you.

The role:

  • Teaching DT/3D Design in KS3, KS4 (including GCSE 3D Design) and potentially KS5
  • Planning and delivering well structured lessons and ensuring that high standards of behaviour are maintained in the classroom
  • Suggesting and implementing strategies to improve engagement and progress
  • Contributing to the strategic vision for the department through long, medium and short term planning and monitoring progress

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a graduate with a relevant good honours degree
  • Be a creative, innovative and dedicated teacher with a real passion for your subject
  • Have a commitment to embracing challenges and raising pupil attainment
  • Have an exceptional eye for detail
  • Be excited by the school’s vision and respect the school’s ethos and values
  • Experience in either the private or maintained sector would be advantageous
  • Having your own practice as a designer or artist would also be an advantage.

In return we offer:

  • Competitive salary with pension, private medical insurance and staff fee discount
  • Excellent CPD and staff mentoring programme
  • Active pastoral care of staff including access to the Employee Assistance Programme provided by BUPA Healthy Minds
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Access to onsite nursery facilities for 2-4 year olds
  • Delicious and healthy subsidised school lunches.


Thames Christian School committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work at the school to share this commitment. Online checks will be carried out on all shortlisted applicants as part of our due diligence. Successful applicants will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post including an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and checks with previous employers.

Closing Date for Applications: Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews may occur at any stage so we recommend early application.

Full details about the post, application form and information about the school are available at