Teacher of Food Technology
£24,373 - £40,490
Student achievement and well-being is at the heart of everything we do at Whickham School. We combine outstanding teaching with a rewarding, enriching curriculum which broadens students’ horizons and encourages them to believe in their abilities.
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding food technology teacher or NQT, who is passionate about the delivery of food science from KS3 to Level 3. You would also need to teach general KS3 technology or another second subject.
The successful applicant must be passionate about the teaching and learning of the subject, and who has the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards across all levels and abilities.
This is an excellent opportunity to join our over-subscribed 11 – 18 school with a vibrant, forward thinking philosophy and a positive, friendly atmosphere. We can offer an exciting opportunity to make a real impact.
In return, we can offer:
• A school that will allow you to be inspirational, creative and play an active role in our journey to become outstanding
• Professional development programmes, with a commitment to support your career ambitions
• An academy which welcomes new ideas with energy and enthusiasm
At Whickham School we understand that schools are about people and that staff who are happy and enjoy their work are more productive. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring we provide outstanding CPD and an environment that enables exceptional staff well-being. We will support you in your personal and professional development, enabling you to contribute fully to the creative and dedicated teams of dynamic and ambitious staff you will be joining.
Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1600 students including approximately 250 in the sixth form, which is one of the most successful in the region with over 50% of grades being A*-B grade in the 2019 exams. This is an opportunity to work in a large, supportive and committed IT, Business and Technology Faculty.
Technology is part of a larger IT, Business and Technology Faculty structure at Whickham School. The faculty contains many of the highest performing subjects in the school, both at KS4 and KS5. With regard to our Technology subjects, our Summer 2019 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition, GCSE Product Design and BTEC Engineering results were Outstanding, and we are on track to repeat this success in Summer 2020. We also deliver A-Level Product Design (first assessed in Summer 2020), and are looking to introduce A-Level Food Science and Level 3 BTEC Engineering in Autumn 2020. In addition, we have just moved into a new building with state-of-the-art facilities across the faculty, including a fantastic showcase food preparation demonstration room.
Behaviour is good at Whickham School and we have eager students who also engage in our wide range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities. Many of our students progress into our sixth form and performance in academic qualifications in KS5 is a real strength.
If you think you have the passion, energy and drive to help us become even better, please apply. If you would like to visit the school and meet key faculty staff Simon Alexander (Faculty Leader) and Luke Hogarth (Deputy Faculty Leader) on Tuesday 3rd March at 3.20pm. Please report to reception and you will be collected from there.
To apply please use the ‘quick apply’ button on our TES advert https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/teacher-of-food-technology-gateshead-1298204
If successful you will have to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure.
Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1500 students including approximately 250 in the sixth form, which is one of the most successful in the region with over 62% of grades being A*-B grade in the 2018 exams.Visit School Website