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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subjects

Design and technology, Food technology

Working pattern

Full time: FTE: 100%

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Teachers Main Scale or Upper Pay Scale (£31,350.00 - £47,839.00 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

It is an exciting time to join the team at Thames Park Secondary School. With a Good OFTSED in January 2023, a new Headteacher in post since September 2023, with a brand building and a new vision for the school, it is the perfect time to join our journey!

Thames Park Secondary School, part of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust are looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic individual to join our growing Technology department. We are seeking a multi skilled Technology Teacher who is ideally able to deliver Design Technology, Food Technology and Textiles, to enhance our students’ knowledge of Technology and make a positive impact on our learners. Thames Park are willing to consider a specialist Teacher if they are the right candidate. We are seeking new staff to join our Thames Park Family due to increasing student numbers. We want inspiring and aspirational teachers to support the growth of the school on our exciting journey.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach Technology across the Key Stages, and be creative, innovative and committed to raising standards. They will have excellent subject knowledge and will be joining a highly motivated team of superbly collaborative teachers committed to our ACE framework and approach to teaching and learning, which recognises the importance of Adaption, Creativity and Engagement in all lessons. Your passion for Technology will enhance a curriculum which is progressive and through our unique digital learning, supports the progress of our students. We are actively seeking a teacher with ambition. As Thames Park is a growing school, we would welcome a conversation about future career development opportunities and responsibilities.

The ideal candidate would be someone with the talent to inspire their students whilst having a passion for Technology and understanding the impact your teaching could have on our students, to make learning an enjoyable and inspiring experience. We require someone that has a great understanding of the curriculum and how they can support student development across the age and ability ranges.

We are very proud of how we value and look after our staff. The school is a part of Osborne Co-operative Academy, where staff wellbeing is a priority. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust promotes staff wellbeing and progression throughout the trust. With twelve member schools within Essex, all schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools’ Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

What the school offers its staff

Why apply for Thames Park Secondary School?

Thames Park Secondary School opened in September 2020 and we moved into our £25 Million state of the art facilities in 2022. Thames Park Secondary School aims to provide an outstanding education for all its students. We have a strong focus on digital education running throughout our curriculum as each of our student has access to their own Chrome book to enhance their learning experience. We are passionate about making our learning both exciting and memorable through our ACE framework for teaching and learning.

We aim to provide all students with an education that is tailored to support their academic development as well as their well-being; physically, mentally and spiritually. We have a clear set of co-operative values; self-help, self-responsibility, equity, equality, democracy and solidarity. These values underpin everything we do. These values are not just words but help to create the “Thames Park Way.”

Our school was judged to be “good” in all areas by Ofsted in January 2023. The report states that "Pupils are proud of their school" and "In lessons, they show commitment to learning and work hard". The report states that "The positive ethos at the school is valued and pupils contribute towards this in the way they behave and the way in which they take on positions of leadership", at Thames Park, students "capably take responsibility to lead". The report goes on to describe how Thames Park has "a positive learning atmosphere" and how "pupils conduct themselves maturely". The report also states that "Staff enable pupils to consider and discuss the personal issues faced in adult life”.

We are a school which is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people. Thames Park is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including:

  • Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament
  • Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues
  • Part of a knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, Trustee’s and Central Staff with a robust understanding of education

In return for your hard work you will receive:   

  • Relocation package (where applicable) of up to £8,000 for new employees renting or buying a property
  • Support from highly experienced SLT members, and the wider trust network and collaboration with our other schools
  • Support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance
  • Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
  • Recognition of continuous service
  • Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust
  • Fully Subsided Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
  • National Conditions of Service
  • Automatic enrolment into the National Teachers Pension Scheme

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)
medical
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 Thames Park Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
362 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
hr@osborne.coop
Phone number
01375 648901

Thames Park Secondary School. opened to Year 7 pupils in central Grays in September 2020 as a brand new school. Grays is a vibrant, dynamic, rewarding and inspiring place to work, and enjoys excellent transport links. The area is undergoing large scale redevelopment in Europe as part of the Thames Gateway Development. We are part of a £20+ million building programme and will have excellent, purpose-built accommodation with state of the art specialist equipment and facilities in September 2022. We are the newest school in the Osborne Co-operative Academies Trust which comprises of 12 schools.

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