Teacher of Food Technology

Wellsway School
Keynsham, Bristol
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
MPR1 – UPR3 (+TLR2A £3,214 for suitable candidate)
Start Date
1st September 2024
26th February 2024 10:56 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
ECT (NQT) Graduates
Job Reference
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: ECT (NQT) Graduates
  • Job ID: 1405032

Start: September 2024 (or earlier)

Salary: MPR1 – UPR3 (+ TLR2A/ £3,214 DT lead for suitable candidate)

Location: Keynsham (Near Bristol/Bath)

Contract: Full-time

Term: Permanent

We would welcome applicants for both main scale and those looking for a middle leadership position.

We have an exciting opportunity for a teacher of Food to join a large and well-resourced curriculum team. Food is our most popular subject at GCSE with high up-take. Design technology is extremely popular at both GCSE and A Level, and we offer a wide range of subjects. Each subject area (product design, textiles, food, art, engineering, construction, creative technology and child development) consists of at least 2 specialist rooms with a compliment of specialist resources as well as our own computer suite. The large curriculum team consists of experienced teachers and 3 technicians who will always offer help and guidance to make staff feel welcome and supported both within the team and the school.

We are looking for a driven and well-qualified (inclusive of ECT’s) teacher of Food who, under the support and guidance of the Director of Design, Art and Technology, will assist with the development of Food in the school. We welcome innovative and creative ideas and enjoy giving DT teachers the autonomy to teach to their strengths whilst also contributing to their professional development. Applications are welcomed from ECT’s and those with a proven track record of success in the classroom. The ability to teach Food is essential. Please refer to the candidate pack for further information about the curriculum team.

As a teacher in our school, you will be responsible for ensuring that every student enjoys an excellent experience in your lessons and will work closely with the rest of the team in developing and delivering engaging Schemes of Learning. Existing schemes of learning and resources are all in place for the successful candidate to use. We also welcome hearing new ideas should you wish to develop your own projects.

If you are a highly effective teacher, able to form excellent educational relationships with students and staff and are confident in the development of engaging schemes of learning, we would love to hear from you.

We are very proud of our extensive CPD offer and value the development of all members of staff and if you join us as an ECT, you will benefit from our successful and supportive Futura Learning Partnership ECT Induction Programme with an experienced, fully trained mentor who will support you every step of the way. Our CPD offer is tailored to individual need, and we have structures in place to support staff at every career stage, such as our recently qualified teacher and our aspiring and current middle leadership programmes.

In return we offer:

- A competitive salary

- A full and varied CPD programme offering teaching and leadership development for our staff

- An opportunity to work in a supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow

- Wider opportunities to be involved across the Futura Learning Partnership

- An energised and professional working environment

- Benefits include; pension scheme, discounted sports centre/gym membership, free wellbeing support & medical cover, free on-site parking and cycle to work scheme.

Futura Learning Partnership is a partnership of schools which span 5 local authority areas: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Working together to provide a high quality educational experience for all students in their care and be a truly inclusive provider of 2-18 education in the area. We are a mixed MAT, comprising 6 secondary, 21 primary and a special school. We work in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells, which brings considerable benefit to all our schools.

To apply:

- Download the JD/PS, Recruitment Pack and Candidate pack

- Click on the ‘apply’ button within the vacancy advertised on the Futura Learning Jobsite

- Complete and submit your online application before the closing date.

Closing date for applications is 11:59hrs on Sunday 3rd March 2024. Interview date to be confirmed.

PLEASE NOTE: Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement.

If you are interested and would like to discuss further or visit the school, please contact Rhian Davies, (Director of Design, Art and Technology) who will be delighted to hear from you.


Safeguarding Statement:

Futura Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. For this post, prior to appointment Futura Learning Partnership will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006'.
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