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Teacher of D&T Catering / Food Tech and the ability to teach other DT areas

Barnwood Park School, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subjects Design and technology, Food
Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time, job share
Salary Main Scale

Job summary

Teacher of D&T Catering / Food Tech and the ability to teach other DT areas
Main Scale
Required for an October 2020 to January 2021 start
(Temporary to cover Maternity Leave, Full time (although part time and/or Job Share would be considered for the right candidate(s))

Barnwood Park is seeking to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic teacher of Design and Technology to join our team of experienced and supportive practitioners. The post will suit a creative and flexible teacher willing to be a team player and contribute to the development of new ideas in Design and Technology. NQTs are welcome to apply.

The successful candidate will be required to teach:
KS3: Resistant Materials; Food Technology; Art Textiles (all ideal)
KS4: GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition (essential, WJEC specification); GCSE Design and Technology (ideal, new AQA specification)

The curriculum team consists of specialists in Art, Graphic Products, Food Technology, Textiles and Photography, and is keen to expand its commitment to exploring cross-curricular learning opportunities.

This is a very exciting time to be considering joining us as we changed from being a girls’ comprehensive school to being a mixed comprehensive school in September 2018 and are expanding our numbers from 2019. We have gone through a period of steep slope improvement over the last few years, since 2012. In July 2019, Ofsted again judged the school to be Good and in 2015 the Department for Education recognised the school to be one of the most improved secondary schools in the country.

We have recently undergone a major refurbishment which saw the addition of a new Sports Hall, new Dance and Drama Studios, a new IT suite, an additional DT room and a new Physics Lab.

Teaching and Learning is consistently good or outstanding and this is reflected in the progress students make. Staff at Barnwood Park are committed to ensuring that the students are supported and challenged through inspiring, high quality teaching and learning, through a broad and balanced curriculum which, offers maximum opportunities for success both inside and outside of the classroom.

We have a very high staff retention rate and are looking for someone who will join our committed team and support the school in its relentless focus on teaching and learning, seeking to increase the rates of progress and student achievements. We have a comprehensive and exciting CPD programme for staff and an innovative Training Manager, so whether you are an experienced teacher or an NQT, we can offer you plenty of opportunities to develop.

In addition to this, we can also offer you:
• A strong and supportive Leadership Group
• An excellent body of motivated and innovative staff
• A diverse group of hardworking youngsters of all abilities who thrive on caring, challenging and inspiring teaching
• Professional support and development opportunities which will enable you to work creatively and innovatively in order to deliver high quality educational experiences for the students at Barnwood Park.

The application form and further information is available from the school website www.barnwood-park.gloucs.sch.uk

Please return the completed application to
hr@barnwood-park.gloucs.sch.uk or by post to Barnwood Park School, St Lawrence Road, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3QU.

The closing date is midnight 02 October 2020

Interview date Friday 09 October 2020

Barnwood Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a successful Enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Applying for the job

The application form and further information is available from the school website www.barnwood-park.gloucs.sch.uk

Please return the completed application to
hr@barnwood-park.gloucs.sch.uk or by post to Barnwood Park School, St Lawrence Road, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3QU.

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 752 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Barnwood Park School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email vquinn@barnwood-park.gloucs.sch.uk

About Barnwood Park School

Barnwood Park School. This is a very exciting time to be considering joining us as we changed from being a girls’ comprehensive school to being a mixed comprehensive school in September 2018 and we have expanded our numbers in 2019. We have gone through a period of steep slope improvement over the last few years, since 2012. We were officially recognised as a Good school by Ofsted in 2014 and July 2019. We won an award from the DfE in 2015 for being one of the most improved schools in the country.

School location

St Lawrence Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 3QU