Will consider full-time, part-time
Competitive depending on skills and experience
This is an exciting time to be joining one of the most pioneering schools in the country. We are looking for an excellent food technology teacher who is passionate about their subject area and ready to develop their practice in a dynamic and innovative teaching environment.
Since first introducing food technology into the curriculum two years ago, the subject has become increasingly popular with a growing number of students choosing to study it at Key Stage 4. Last year, some of our Hospitality and Catering students were accepted onto the Junior Chef Academy weekend cookery school at Westminster Kingsway College and were so inspired that they have chosen to continue their studies Post-16. We also offer cooking projects within Curriculum 21, a timetabled period of 200-minutes a week dedicated to real-world projects that encourage students to make a difference to their community and demonstrate entrepreneurship. We are particularly interested in developing more interdisciplinary projects in Curriculum 21 that includes initiatives such as using our allotment to run ‘seed-to-plate’ projects, but ultimately looking for a candidate that has ideas and drive to bring the subject alive through projects.
The ideal candidate would have experience of teaching food technology at Key Stage 4 as the role would include a TLR for developing our L1/2 Hospitality & Catering qualification, whilst also shaping the general curriculum in food technology. You will have sole use of our kitchen classroom, which is one of a number of specialist spaces within the Art, Design and Technology (ADT) department, of which you would be a valued member. You can find out more about the department at: www.s21art.weebly.com
To develop the curriculum for food technology up to Key Stage 4
Liaise with the ADT Technician around technical support and ordering of equipment/supplies for the kitchen
To manage a budget for Food Technology
To be responsible for the administration of examinations of Level 1/2 vocational qualification at Key Stage 4 and liaise with the exams officer and Head of ADT
To build links with outside partners and develop enrichment opportunities for students where possible
The successful candidate will:
Have a passion for cooking and healthy eating
Understand the importance of health and safety and food hygiene
Be organised and pay attention to detail.
Have excellent communication skills
Be self-motivated and work well in teams, enjoying collaboration
Visionary and excited about the potential for cooking to bring people together
Enjoys building partnerships and creating opportunities beyond the classroom
Since we opened in 2012 we have put learning and teaching at the heart of everything we do. We have developed a unique approach to oracy including setting up a charity, Voice 21 (https://www.voice21.org/) which is already working with several hundred schools. We have also pioneered real world, interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with a network of extraordinary organisations: creative, artistic, high tech, professional.
At School 21 we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).
School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.
School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding Ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/school/school-21.
There was strong recognition In the Ofsted for the ethos and approach of the school:
"Pupils across the school make exceptional progress."
"Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, impeccable manners and show respect for everyone.”
“Staff morale is exceptionally high. Teachers at the early stages of their career value the ‘fantastic’ professional development and opportunities to learn from each other. Those with more experience said that they have become much better teachers since joining the school.”
Through project-based learning "pupils achieve remarkable standards of work and demonstrated knowledge and skills at levels beyond those expected for their age group."
“Pupils talk and discuss with a maturity and confidence that is remarkable for their years."
ABOUT SCHOOL 21:
Outstanding career development and exceptional CPD
Generous TLRs based on experience and skills
The chance to network with outstanding practitioners and learn from the best
Collaborative working across the 4 to 18 school
Leadership training and development opportunities
A strong feedback culture so that teachers can develop in areas of their practice that are important to them
Every teacher being part of a team/circle that develops strategic practice
Applying for the job
For more information or a candidate information pack please see: www.school21.org.uk or e-mail Anne Shaker, HR Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply please visit the careers page at www.school21.org.uk
School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding children.
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Primary, Secondary, 16-19
1206 pupils enrolled
4 to 18
About School 21
School 21 is a pioneering 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London, for girls and boys and children from all starting points and backgrounds. We are looking for the next cohort of teachers who want to continue to shape the school so that it stays at the forefront of innovation in education.
School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have tailored programmes of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes for progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.
The mission of School 21 is to empower young people to take on the world. Through a rich curriculum of ‘head’, ‘heart’ and ‘hand’ we want children knowing a lot, understanding themselves and making things happen. Our ‘dialogic approach’ to teaching helps children learn through talk and learn to talk and give everyone a voice.
We think schools should be places where children craft stunning work with real products, for real audiences and as a result of real teacher collaboration. Over the past few years our students have created immersive theatre productions depicting the French and Russian revolutions, built mechanical toys bursting with scientific craft. They have spoken out about human rights, ran campaigns to improve the biodiversity of Stratford and charted local history through photographs and poetry. Student work has been critiqued by directors and historians, professors and artists. All work is displayed, celebrated and challenged at termly Exhibitions of Beautiful Work where children tell us their stories of learning, drawing on their deep wells of oracy and well-being.