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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    14 July 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Food Technology

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £34,502 and £44,756

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Substantial and recent experience of teaching pupils/students with special needs, including autism, to a high standard
  • Experience of working effectively with young people who present with a range of challenging behaviour
  • Experience of working with clear guidelines, procedures and adhering to safeguarding and child protection
  • An in-depth knowledge of Target Setting & Assessment Procedures
  • A sound understanding of curriculum planning, (AFL, differentiation and progression)
  • Demonstrate evidence of good pedagogy and practice (observations & Inspections)
  • Understanding of working with people with challenging behaviour / complex needs / disabilities
  • Evidence of successful inter-agency and multi-agency partnership working, including with parents/carers
  • Proven ability to demonstrate and lead outstanding classroom practice, including innovative curriculum development and planning
  • Proven ability to use assessment effectively to inform pupil/student progress and to analyse data to help the target setting process
  • Evidence of effective target-setting to promote student progress
  • Demonstrate commitment to child protection and safeguarding (including e-safety) within the curriculum
  • Demonstrate commitment to equal opportunities within the whole school
  • Ability to quickly establish relationships with young people, vulnerable people and families with complex needs
  • Demonstrate ability to organise and manage classes to create an effective learning environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage and be part of a team in all curricular matters
  • Demonstrate success in promoting the general progress and well-being of pupils and providing guidance and advice on educational and social, contextual issues
  • Creative and innovative approaches to learning
  • Generate enthusiasm for new ideas in both pupils/students and staff, and inspire others with confidence and professional autonomy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in the light of handling sensitive information
  • A solution focused approach to problem solving

What the school offers its staff

The school delivers a highly personalised approach to education with small class sizes and lessons that are carefully planned to take into account the needs, interests and abilities of all students so that their learning is more purposeful and engaging.

Further details about the role

We are seeking a food technology teacher with enthusiasm, creativity and a passion for teaching to join our team and contribute to our fast improving school. You will plan differentiated work to meet the needs of individuals and groups promoting progression, continuity and quality of learning by having clear intentions for children’s learning and by using your knowledge of school policies and National Curriculum requirements. You will support the pastoral needs of the students, creating a safe nurturing space within your classroom that allows students to grow as people and develop a positive sense of self concept, emotional resilience and positive self-esteem. You should be able to accurately assess need, deliver teaching reflective of need, and measure targeted incremental progress, in order that students are prepared for transition and integration into their next appropriate phase of education.

Commitment to safeguarding

Nightingale Community Academy and Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
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About Nightingale Community Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
School size
120 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Phone number

Nightingale Community Academy is a school for boys aged between 5 and 19 who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of SEN for social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. Some learners also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or other learning difficulties. At Nightingale Community Academy we are committed to raising the expectations of our learner group, removing barriers to learning and delivering attainment at the highest level. “Since the start of the school in September 2016, the principal and his leadership team have shown a tireless determination to improve the education it offers. Their ‘no excuses’ approach means that nothing other than the highest quality of education is good enough”. (Ofsted February 2019) – (The full Ofsted Report, is now available on our website). Nightingale Community Academy is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting learners’ needs, and promotes high quality professional development for all staff.

Arranging a visit to Nightingale Community Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@nightingaleca.org.

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