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Teacher Design Technology
with the ability to teach Food Technology an advantage
Required: January 2020
Main/Upper Pay Range (salary dependent on experience)
This position is suitable for an NQT
From January 2020 we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitably qualified design technology teacher, who will enjoy working in a school that values and delivers excellent professional development. The successful candidate will be capable of inspiring students through their passion for the subject, and have a firm belief in the potential of all students. The ability to offer food technology would be an advantage.
The King John School in Benfleet is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of over 2000 students, of which approximately 420 are in the sixth form. The school is exceptionally proud of the achievements of our students and the ethos of the school. Our results are consistently strong and over 76% of our students achieved a standard pass in English and mathematics at GCSE (Grade 4 or above) in 2018 and we are recognised by the Department for Education for our proactive promotion of the English Baccalaureate within our curriculum.
Our A-level results have been exemplary, with over 50% of year 13 students gaining A* - B grades in all of their subjects. We are in the top 15% of the country for A-level outcomes compared to 2817 schools and colleges. The school enjoys an excellent reputation, having received a letter from the Director of Education in September 2017 commending the school on the 'fantastic' results that year.
The King John School offers a high quality educational experience through a broad curriculum and a caring, friendly environment, and sets the highest expectations for all. Through high quality teaching and learning and exceptional wide ranging enrichment opportunities the school seeks to cultivate students' motivation, confidence and intelligence. The school strives to be at the forefront of school improvement and innovation and invests heavily in the creation of a learning community and to this end the extension to the sixth form, humanities building and state of the art assembly hall have been constructed to accommodate the growing number of students wishing to join us.
Our school is a dynamic learning environment where all students are encouraged to aspire towards their very best. We are growing rapidly and our reputation in the local area has attracted an increasing number of external students to the sixth form who wish to continue their studies with us. We challenge our students to achieve ambitious goals and to never settle for second best.
Our school has good staff retention and is wholly committed to continued professional development. We offer free healthcare through the Benenden Healthcare scheme which all employees are entitled to join. If you feel you could contribute to this ethos and enhance it further, please contact us.
Applications are welcome from experience colleagues who are looking for a change or newly qualified teachers who are starting on their career path. For anyone considering returning to teaching you will be fully supported back into the classroom. We offer excellent NQT support including a bespoke programme of training and mentors.
Food, product design and construction are popular options in the school and exam results reflect this.
We are seeking to appoint a qualified teacher for this combined subject role and contribute to the teaching of food technology with design technology/product design/construction (allocated hours per subject still to be decided) across key stage 3 & 4 (to be able to teach product design/construction to KS5 an advantage).
We can offer you:
A dedicated and experienced hardworking team of staff
Enthusiastic, friendly and talented students
The opportunity to develop within a highly effective multi academy trust
You will need to:
Be able to teach GCSE food and/or DT: product design/construction an advantage
Possess good behaviour management skills, working and understanding the key Health & Safety requirements within these environments
Be a good and effective communicator at all levels
Be open minded, creative and inspirational in your style of teaching
Commit to working collaboratively with colleagues and students
Utilise a variety of teaching methods and ensure that your lessons are engaging at all levels
To be able to teach and have appropriate subject knowledge to KS4
For further information please contact Tanya Bonner, Director of HR: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively to download an applicant form please visit www.thekjs.essex.sch.uk/about/recruitment/
Completed applications should be submitted via email to Tanya Bonner.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response. Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
Closing date for applications: Sunday, 30 June 2019
CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Zenith Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The King John School is a Zenith Multi Academy Trust school as part of Zenith Multi Academy Trust