This job expired on 20 May 2024

  • Job start date

    1 August 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Food technology

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between 30,000 and 46,525

What skills and experience we're looking for


The professional competencies expected of teachers are:

  • Be an Outstanding Teacher (or have the potential to be) with evidence of impact on pupil outcomes with a proven track record of total commitment to helping every pupil achieve their very best and make progress.
  • Have excellent understanding of what constitutes excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Have a keen understanding of data and be able to analyse patterns in performance over time.
  • Be a positive role model for pupils and staff on a day-to-day basis.
  • Collaborate effectively with staff, parents/carers and students.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and tactfully using appropriate methods and

an awareness of the impact of your own communication on others.

  • Able to maintain positive relationships with all and able to work as an effective and

flexible part of a team; willing to change methods of work and routines to benefit

the team.

  • Be able to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Be flexible and resilient in managing and executing their daily responsibilities.
  • Able to demonstrate strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility for your own actions.
  • The ability to prioritise effectively, meet deadlines and accept challenges.

The qualifications and experience required of the teacher of Food Technology are:

  • Have a qualified teacher status.


General Responsibilities

The teacher of Food Technology is responsible for:

  • To teach Food Technology to students of all abilities and at both Key Stages.

  • To set classwork and homework that is in accordance with the Department’s Schemes of Work.
  • To plan and prepare lessons that meet the learning needs of all students.
  • To ensure the effective development of students’ citizenship, literacy, numeracy and computing skills through the subject.
  • To follow the department’s procedures for assessing, recording and reporting student achievement.
  • To interpret and use national, local and school-level performance data to help raise achievement.
  • To implement school policies on raising of achievement and monitoring student progress.
  • To report regularly to the Curriculum Leader of Design and Technology on the progress of students within their teaching groups.
  • To be responsible in the first instance for the management of behavior in their teaching groups.
  • To meet with parents and other agencies as necessary.
  • To act as a Form Tutor.
  • To take on supervisory duties in line with school policy.

What the school offers its staff

Teachers’ Pension, Pluxee Benefits, Validium EAP, Free Refreshments, On-site Parking

Further details about the role

Specific Responsibilities

A non-exhaustive list of specific responsibilities for the role is below and you will be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be required.


  • Maintain high expectations of pupil behaviour, demonstrating a high level of discipline through positive and productive relationships and well-focused teaching.
  • Assist in the development of schemes of work, teaching resources, marking policies and teaching strategies alongside other teachers and the subject lead.
  • Assist in the development of the subject curriculum, ensuring the continued relevance to the needs of pupils.
  • Identify clear teaching objectives, content, and lesson structures, and plan sequences of lessons appropriate to the subject content and the pupils being taught.
  • Set appropriate and demanding expectations for pupils’ learning, setting clear targets for pupils’ learning based on prior attainment.
  • Identify pupils who have additional educational needs and adapt lesson planning to cater for these needs.
  • Incorporate the use of resources into lesson plans, ensuring that equipment is in good working order and suitable for teaching use, and that resources are used effectively.


  • Implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for the specified subject area, building on pupils’ prior knowledge.
  • Deliver lessons appropriate to pupils’ different abilities and educational needs, ensuring that they are all able to progress to their potential.
  • Provide and contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils.
  • Mark and monitor pupils’ class and homework regularly, providing constructive oral and written feedback.
  • Use assessments of pupils’ progress to inform future teaching.
  • Prepare informative and constructive written reports for parents which identify how each pupil is performing, and how they can improve within the classroom.
  • Share and support the school’s duty to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

Managing pupils

  • Adhere to the processes outlined in the school’s Behaviour Policy, ensuring that any poor levels of behaviour are dealt with appropriately.
  • Through effective teaching, ensure that pupils are challenged and that best use is made of teaching time to promote good levels of behaviour.
  • Employ a range of teaching methods to keep pupils engaged, e.g. through effective questioning, clear presentation and use of resources.

The post-holder will be required to comply with the Trust Code of Conduct. The post holder will have access to and be responsible for confidential information and documentation. They must ensure confidential or sensitive material is handled appropriately and accurately.

The post holder shall participate in the Trust’s programme of Performance Management and Continuing Professional Development.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Old Buckenham High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
504 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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