Head of Food, E7, London Borough of Newham

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Forest Gate Community SchoolE7, London Borough of Newham

Date posted:
Start date: January/ April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + TLR 2B
Contract term: Permanent

Position: Head of Food

Salary: MPS + TLR 2B

Employer: Community Schools Trust

Location:  E7, London Borough of Newham

Contract Type: Full time 

Contract Term: Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 19th November 2018

Start date: January/ April 2019

FGCS is a high performing school. We were rated outstanding by Ofsted in February 2016 and we were the 6th best school nationally for progress in 2017.  We are looking for a committed, hardworking and effective Food Technology teacher to lead our Food Department. If you wish to join our inspirational school, you will have a passion for teaching Food, together with the skills necessary to enthuse and inspire staff and students to achieve their very best. 

This is a school where staff can Fly, Grow, Connect and Strive in their careers, embodying our school motto. All new staff are allocated a dedicated mentor and receive a comprehensive induction process to help them settle into their new role.

The acronym below summarises the salient benefits of working here:

Fast career progression, we promote 60% of our staff within three years

Great place to work, with supportive colleagues, well-behaved pupils and a positive atmosphere

CPD is bespoke and tailored to staff needs to ensure best practice according to your role

Standards are high - we expect the best and nothing less

We help our staff achieve this through our regular workload review which has resulted in a substantial reduction in staff workload achieved through over twenty initiatives including a condensed meeting calendar and an extra week’s holiday in the Autumn term.

Successful applicants will receive a bespoke induction programme, enjoy high quality CPD in an extremely supportive environment, as well as outstanding opportunities for personal career progression. All staff receive a range of employee benefits including free gym access, consumer discounts through ‘perkbox ’ as well as cycle and childcare schemes. 

We are a well-resourced school with results above the national average in 2018 at 76% of students achieving a grade 4 (old grade C) or higher in English and Maths, and 65% of students achieving a grade 5 (old strong grade C) in English and Maths. We are the highest performing community school in Newham. Our progress 8 score in 2017  was +1.31 and in 2018 we have achieved similar high standards with a progress score of +1 . We are committed to every child doing well and we have well-behaved, dedicated students who are eager to learn. 

If you want to work in a school where the students are passionate about learning and you want to be part of the high performing team that turns this passion into a reality, then we really want to hear from you. For more information about the post please contact Mrs Suzanne Keshodia by emailing recruitment@forestgatecst.org or calling 020 8534 8666. You can also visit our website to find out more about the school.

Completed applications should be submitted by 12.00pm, Monday 19th November 2018. Interviews will take place soon after.

FGCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our school and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process and all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Forest Lane, Forest Gate, London, E7 9BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8534 8666
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