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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    7 March 2024

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Food Technology, Hospitality & Catering

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Full time

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Full-time equivalent salary


Teacher of Food job summary

Start: September 2024

Closing date: 29 April 2024

Site: Thomas Deacon Academy

Salary: MPS/UPS

Contract: Full time, Permanent

(Please note – the Trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing.)

Are you a passionate and enthusiastic Food teacher looking for a new challenge in a well-resourced department?

Do you have the skills and knowledge to inspire and motivate students of all abilities and backgrounds?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Would you like to join us on our continuous journey towards excellence by raising standards, improving outcomes for all learners and deliver our core purpose?

The Role

You’ll love this job if you have proven expertise and a passion for Food Preparation and Nutrition. As a teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition at Thomas Deacon Academy, you will teach across key stages, from Year 7 to Year 11. You will have high expectations of yourself and your students, and a proven track record of delivering engaging and effective lessons. You will also be willing to contribute to the wider life of the school and its community.

This position will be suitable whether you are an ECT or an experienced teacher.

We are a vibrant and successful secondary school in Peterborough, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, with a strong commitment to excellence and innovation. We are looking for a qualified teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition to join our friendly and supportive team from September 2024.

Food Preparation and Nutrition is part of a large, diverse department that includes Design Technology, Performing Arts, and the Arts. We have 2 practical food rooms, one of which is a new specialist room active from September 2023.

The School

Thomas Deacon Academy believes that our young people should leave us as citizens that are fully equipped with the character and qualifications to take their place in the world. We place great emphasis on ensuring they experience a broad and balanced curriculum, with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, opportunities for them to develop their 'character' and a strong pastoral system to support them with life’s challenges Our modern facilities, TDA Junior, Sixth Form Study Centre and 43 acre campus allow us to provide the ultimate in educational choice. We have a specialist food technician who supports the subject across key stage 3 and 4.

The school also has a designated quiet working space for teachers, offers weekly CPD sessions for all staff and has a wellbeing committee which works to help support teachers with their workload/work life balance.

We would welcome visits to the school, please contact SJJ@tda.education to arrange a convenient date/time.

Why work for us?

We are part of the Thomas Deacon Education Trust and we can offer you:

- - Progression opportunities across the Trust

- - Free access to onsite gym at Thomas Deacon Academy

- - Continuous development, e.g. training, coaching

- - Free eye test vouchers and flu vaccinations

- - Cycle to work scheme

- - A supportive ECT programme

- - £250 Recommend a friend scheme

- - Staff well-being initiatives, e.g. staff character awards, new staff breakfast, free fruit of the month, free refreshments.

- - Access to the most generous pension schemes in the UK (LGPS & teachers’ pension scheme)

- - Free & confidential Employee Assistance Programme

- - Trained mental health first aiders

- Collaborative working across schools in the Trust

Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you have any questions regarding this post please contact the HR Team on e-mail hrteam@tdet.education

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Thomas Deacon Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 19
School size
2406 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19

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