Food Technology Teacher

The Cowplain School, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 8RY

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  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    14 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 October 2022

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Key stage 3, Key stage 4

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Food Technology Teacher job summary

Benefits to joining The Cowplain School:

  • A chance to work at a good and improving school with friendly children and supportive colleagues
  • Superb ECT induction programme, recognised as ‘excellent’ by Hampshire County Council
  • A Professional Learning programme led by staff
  • Clear progression and promotion opportunities
  • Staff laptop for every colleague
  • Active wellbeing and social committee

Start date: January 2023 (or earlier)

The Cowplain School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate teacher of Food Technology. With the reforms of GCSEs, we changed our technology offer from D&T to one specialising in Food and Nutrition and Engineering. Our Food and Nutrition course is very popular with 40-50 students selecting it from Year 9. You would also teach Technology to KS3 students, which focuses on a range of projects which reflect the specialisms of Engineering, Textiles, Graphics and Food.

We are extremely ambitious for our 950 students and have a strong vision to ensure that the life-chances of every young person are enhanced by quality teaching, leading to excellent outcomes. Having secured a ‘Good’ OFSTED in July 2018 we are now looking for staff who can take us to ‘Outstanding.’ Therefore, it is vital that you have the skills to form effective relationships with students, parents and colleagues and have the passion and drive to ensure our students receive the best possible learning opportunities.

As a teacher at Cowplain we would invest in you to ensure that you develop the skills and expertise needed to ensure those that you teach acquire skills vital to their future. We have a fully equipped workshop for small engineering projects, as well as a main teaching room with sufficient IT provision for a class to work on CAD software, equipped with projector and screen, and every teacher receives a laptop. We offer all members of staff a full induction programme and significant opportunities to develop their expertise. Colleagues at the school work together to support each other and we have an active wellbeing committee.

To request an application pack please email Mrs Amanda Simmons via a.simmons@cowplainschool.co.uk or access via our website www.cowplainschool.co.uk/about-us/vacancies. If you wish to apply for this post you will need to return a fully completed application form to the PA to the Principal, via email or post to The Cowplain School, Hart Plain Avenue, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Hants, PO8 8RY.

The closing date for receipt of fully completed application forms is Friday 14th October 2022 at midday.

The Academy reserves the right to interview earlier should suitable candidates apply.

The Cowplain School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About The Cowplain School

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

Join us on our journey to outstanding!

Thank you for your interest in the post of Teacher of Food Technology at The Cowplain School. I sincerely hope that you will continue your application and wanted to share with you a few words that I hope will convince you to apply.

This is an exciting time to be joining the school; I took up the post of Headteacher on May 1st 2013 and am looking for an outstanding teacher of Technology to join myself; a superb leadership team; The Head of Technology, a committed staff and a knowledgeable governing body to take the school forward.

I know that applying for a new position is a big decision so I thought it would be useful to explain why I think The Cowplain School is the right choice for your career.

Firstly, the school is part of a community that values it and parents and students enjoy attending Cowplain and are very proud of it.

Secondly, the school provides a caring and inclusive environment that values each child. Staff are committed to ensuring the best outcomes for those that they teach or work with and there is a very positive feeling and ethos in the school which I am determined to maintain.

Thirdly, we have an exciting challenge ahead of us to continue our drive for high standards of attainment and achievement in the school. I am extremely ambitious for the school and its students and require staff who share this ambition. I hope you are confident in your ability and, even if you are a PGCE student applying for his or her first post, I need you to have the ambition to be a great teacher in a great Technology department!

You may not be there yet, but we need you to have the potential to be delivering excellent provision very quickly! We are committed to helping you do this and will work with you all the way to develop your expertise. It is also worth noting that many colleagues who have joined us have gained promotion and assumed leadership positions both with The Cowplain School and others; we are especially pleased that our ECT programme has been recognised as excellent and many of our ECTs have seen their careers progress very quickly.

The desire to accept the challenge should, I trust, be one that inspires and motivates you to apply. If you are successful, I can offer you the chance to play a big part in the continued and future success of The Cowplain School; not just in teaching and developing Technology within the school, but also through the chance to enhance the whole school experience for each child.

For more information about the school, please consult our website www.cowplainschool.co.uk. To receive more information, arrange a visit or ask any questions that may inform your application, please contact Mrs Amanda Simmons, PA to the Principal:

Once again, thank you for your interest in the post.

Ian Gates

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