Teacher of Design and Technology - Food and Nutrition

Merchants' Academy, Bristol, BS13 9AJ

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    8 April 2022

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MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package

Teacher of Design and Technology - Food and Nutrition job summary

Permanent, full-time to start in September 2022

MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package

Merchants’ Academy is a 3-18 Academy sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. This is an exciting time to join us as the Academy grows and standards continue to rise. The Academy is very well resourced, where staff and their development is a priority.

Applications are invited from high quality teachers to join the enthusiastic and dedicated Design and Technology Department with a specialist skill in Food and Nutrition at Merchants’ Academy.

We are seeking an inspirational teacher committed to raising the attainment and aspirations of our students. In return you will join a first class staff team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career.

Candidates for this post should be:
• inspiring and able to motivate and challenge students to make rapid progress.
• able to establish strong relationships and have excellent interpersonal skills.
• bold, optimistic and tenacious in setting and achieving high standards.

In return we can offer you:
• A genuine opportunity to make a difference where it is needed.
• Well-resourced classrooms, necessary IT equipment and structured administrative support.
• A fantastic community of children, parents and carers who deserve the best.
• To join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Introduction Incentive plus others.

If you are hardworking, reflective, resilient, and looking to further develop your talents and skills at Merchants’ Academy then we would love to receive an application from you.

We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Closing Date: Thursday 19th May 2022 at 9:00. Interviews: Week commencing 23rd May 2022

Please note due to the expected volume of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge and respond to all applicants.

Merchants’ Academy is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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About Merchants' Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 18
School size
1192 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18

At Merchants’ Academy Design and Technology is taught across all year groups, including Product Design at AS and A’ Level.

Our department is made up of highly-valued, experienced teachers and associate staff. We are a close-knit and supportive team who work well together, have high expectations, but also value kindness and humour.

Monitoring, assessment and feedback of class and homework ensures that students of all abilities are able to thrive in an environment where they feel supported but are also stretched and challenged.
Our curriculum in Years 7-9 will follow a model of three years rotation covering Food Technology, Textiles and Resistant Materials, culminating in students choosing their next course of study at the end of Year 9.
Across Years 10 & 11 for GCSE and Entry level our examining board is BTEC and WJEC level 1/2, and the course is Construction and Hospitality and Catering. We are looking to expand this to a GCSE covering resistant materials or product design. The ability to teach food at KS4 level would also be valuable.

The Design and Technology department has the following aims:

• Provide an outstanding education for all students, regardless of ability, in order to achieve
more than they thought possible
• Develop and encourage an appreciation of the value of design and a love of making and
• Deliver the curriculum in a manner which encourages engagement whilst drawing on the
subject knowledge and skills of both staff and students
• Continually revise and improve the provision of the curriculum
• Extend the curriculum beyond the confines of the examination criteria
• Develop learners into considerate, confident, ambitious and motivated individuals
• Plan and deliver lessons that are interactive, engaging, differentiated and personalised
• Create a positive environment that supports and nurtures both staff and students alike

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