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Teacher of Cooking and Nutrition

Goldington Academy, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Job details

Job role Teacher
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS/UPS + TLR (depending on experience)

Job summary

Teacher of Cooking and Nutrition

Full Time

Permanent

Start Date 1 January 2021

MPS/UPS Dependent on Experience Potential for TLR

Goldington Academy was built in 1964 as a secondary school. Since 1976 it has been a
fully comprehensive 9-13 middle school. As a school recognised by Ofsted as outstanding
the school was eligible to become an academy and converted on 1st April 2011. (Details
of our more recent Ofsted inspection are enclosed with this pack). Following approval
from the Regional Schools Commissioner, Goldington Academy converted to a secondary
school on 1st September 2017.

The school buildings provide excellent facilities and accommodation for the secondary age
range. The school serves an established mixed residential area to the north-east of
Bedford. The number of children on roll is currently 800. The school is well resourced,
with interactive facilities in each teaching space.

The school is organised on a year basis with a Head of Year in charge of each year group
(currently Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11). A strong emphasis is placed on pastoral care and
students’ behaviour is excellent. Subject specialists have an overview of curriculum areas.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and suitably qualified Cooking and
Nutrition teacher to join our team. The post is permanent, full-time and would be suitable
for an experienced teacher. You will be required to teach across the age and ability range
through Years 7 to 11.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the extensive range of extracurricular opportunities we provide at school.

It is very important for the successful applicant to be:

• able to work co-operatively with a team of teachers;
• aware of the importance of the organisation of different teaching strategies which underpin successful learning situations;
• able to devise active learning situations for groups of children;
• willing to undertake class teacher responsibilities including the pastoral and welfare oversight of children;
• able to attend and contribute to regular meetings

The school operates a no smoking policy.

Conditions of Service

All appointments will be governed by the current Conditions of Service for School
Teachers in England and Wales.

Equal Opportunities

Goldington Academy is an equal opportunities employer and therefore operates no
restrictive policies in relation to age, sex or creed. It is the wish of the academy’s
Governors to appoint the most suitable candidate from all the candidates offering
themselves for appointment.

Safer Recruitment

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young
people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to Enhanced DBS
clearance and satisfactory employment history references.

Applications

Applications for the post should be made on the enclosed form, accompanied by a letter of
application and returned, no later than noon on 23rd November 2020 to:

The Principal, Goldington Academy, Haylands Way, Bedford, MK41 9BX

Email Applications to;

chisnallk@goldington.beds.sch.uk no later than noon 23rd November 2020.

Interviews

Interviews are expected to take place later that week.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 786 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Goldington Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email chisnallk@goldington.beds.sch.uk

About Goldington Academy

Goldington Academy was built in 1964 as a secondary school. Since 1976 it has been a fully comprehensive 9-13 middle school. As a school recognised by Ofsted as outstanding the school was eligible to become an academy and converted on 1st April 2011. (Details of our more recent Ofsted inspection are enclosed with this pack). Following approval from the Regional Schools Commissioner, Goldington Academy converted to a secondary school on 1st September 2017.

The school buildings provide excellent facilities and accommodation for the secondary age range. The school serves an established mixed residential area to the north-east of Bedford. The number of children on roll is currently 800. The school is well resourced, with interactive facilities in each teaching space.

The school is organised on a year basis with a Head of Year in charge of each year group (currently Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11). A strong emphasis is placed on pastoral care and students’ behaviour is excellent. Subject specialists have an overview of curriculum areas.

School location

Haylands Way, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9BX

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