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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 June 2023 at 2:14pm

  • Date listed

    25 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

Food Technology

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

ECT/MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our students follow an academic core curriculum throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. This includes the study of History, Geography and a Language as well as English, Maths and Science. However, our students also have the opportunity to do a range of practical and vocational subjects including a wide range of creative and performing arts, physical education and other humanities like Business studies, Psychology and Economics.

The Food department is a small (but growing) successful, well resourced and supportive department. The team is currently made up of 1 Full Time Head of Subject, with some lessons taught by specialists from other departments. The department is also well supported by a full time technician. The training and professional development of staff is at the core of our ethos.

With regard to the curriculum, pupils undertake Food in Year 7 and 8, for half the year. They have 1 lesson a week and lessons are structured on mastering skills and underpinning theory through practical tasks. Pupils can choose to carry on their Food studies in Year 9. It is a popular choice with 4 groups currently in Year 9.

Pupils are then able to take Food Preparation and Nutrition at GCSE as an option. The EDUQAS board is followed. Lessons are planned with the aim of bringing the subject to life and pupils are encouraged to adapt and plan practical work to their own preferences.

The Food Preparation and Nutrition department aims provide opportunities for pupils to bring learning to life, for example, running competitions, hosting cooking clubs, running a pop up restaurant and actively searching for opportunities and visits for pupils to get involved with, both inside and outside the classroom.

What the school offers its staff

If you feel your values and ethos align with ours, this is an exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for someone with energy and vision that is ambitious for themselves and the young people of the school. You will have a growth mindset and believe in offering dynamic learning across the Key Stages.

Working with us offers you the opportunity to;

  • Join a positive school where effort and success is celebrated
  • Engage in excellent and personalised professional development opportunities
  • Have the support of a dynamic leadership team to ‘take risks’ in a supportive environment
  • Receive 10% reduction in fees in our on-site nursery school
  • Join our fitness/gym suite

So, if…

-you have a passion for teaching and learning…

-you believe in curriculum innovation and enjoy thinking strategically…

-you believe in an aspirational education…

-you believe that better never stops…

…Waingels is the place for you to pursue and advance your career!

Commitment to safeguarding

The college is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and to promoting the welfare of all staff and students

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About Waingels

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1376 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01189690336

Waingels is a very successful 11 to 18 Comprehensive school serving its local community. Our successes and achievements can be attributed to our commitment to establish and grow a Better Never Stops culture, providing a safe, inclusive and rich learning environment where students feel safe and valued, founded on respectful relationships for all. Our ethos and culture are values based. We set high standards and expect all our students and staff to be respectful, kind, resilient and proud of our school, our achievements and our community.

Arranging a visit to Waingels

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email JenJJN@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk.

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