This job expired on 29 October 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2023

  • Closing date

    29 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

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Food Technology, Hospitality & Catering

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS/ Unqualified Teachers will also be considered

Teacher of Food job summary

Teacher of Food

Contract: Full time, Permanent Salary: MPS/UPS we will also consider Unqualified teachers Site: Thomas Deacon Academy Closing date: 29 October 2023Start: January 2024 
Please note – the Trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing. 

 We are looking to appoint a dynamic, ambitious teacher of Food who can inspire and motivate our students and join us on our continuous journey towards excellence by raising standards, improving outcomes for all learners and deliver the TDA core purpose:

To ensure that each student acquires the necessary knowledge, skills and character to make a positive contribution to society and ‘thrive’ as a global citizen.” Thomas Deacon Academy was one of the first Academies to be created and continues to thrive through our core values of Trust, Discipline and Aspiration. As we enter the exciting new phase of our future we continue to offer an aspirational learning environment for students from the ages of 7 to 18 years old. Our modern facilities, TDA Junior, Sixth Form Study Centre and 43 acre campus allow us to provide the ultimate in educational choice. We put learners, and their learning, at the heart of everything we do. The PersonAre you ambitious and driven to succeed?Are you passionate about Food?If so, this is the school for you! The RoleWe are seeking a highly motivated teacher of Food who will work within the team and the extended ADIT department and expand on the work done by the team in revitalising the subject. At present, we have1 group at year 11 and 2 at year 10, with 9 groups for DT in year 9 as well as all of year 9 partaking in Food Preparation and Nutrition and a growing group who wish to partake in extracurricular activities.At the moment, we follow the AQA syllabus at GCSE and are really excited for the rejuvenation of our DT area including a brand new purpose designed food room. The chosen candidate will also work closely with the Subject Lead for Design Technology and food specific technician. The Academy has a great history of success and a bright and exciting future. We are looking to employ an ambitious, dynamic teacher to enhance our subject team. If you are interested then please download our Job Description for more information about the role, the department and instructions on how to apply.The Thomas Deacon Academy that we know today opened in 2007 as one of the UK’s first and largest academies. Whilst a building does not make a school, it is worth noting that Thomas Deacon Academy was designed by Norman Foster and Partners and in addition to our impressive main academy our beautiful 43-acre campus includes TDA Juniors - a modern, light, and purpose-built Key Stage 2 facility - and expansive playing fields and sporting facilities. Moving forward, our vision for the academy is a simple one: we want every member of our learning community to be the very best that they can be and achieve their full potential.The academy’s core values of Trust, Discipline and Aspiration define who we are as a community and how we learn together. We believe that every member of our learning community should have the highest expectations and standards, showing trust and discipline in all that we do.In September 2018, a new extension to the existing main building led to new accommodation being created for a sixth form study centre, refectory expansion and staff professional learning centre. In September 2019, TDA received a very positive Ofsted report, judging the academy to be Good overall. Ofsted commented favourably, amongst other things, on the overall leadership of the academy, good teaching, positive relationships between staff and students and students’ behaviour. These aspects of the academy have been maintained alongside the identified areas for development being addressed. The Trust offersExcellent salary package.Fantastic training/CPD opportunities in a friendly supportive environment.Opportunity for progression across Thomas Deacon Education Trust.Use of Academy facilities (including a gym and onsite car parking).Teachers’ pension scheme.An engaging, creative and welcoming environment to learners who take pride in their school.An inclusive and collaborative approach.A talented, highly motivated, committed and professional team of colleagues, both within the school and across the trust.An actively supportive Local Governing Body and Trust leadership. 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
2367 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19

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