Head of Food Technology, Northumberland

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Ashington AcademyNorthumberland

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS, plus TLR 2.3 (£4,530)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you a consistently excellent practitioner who is looking to gain new working experiences?

Do you want to join a forward-thinking Trust with innovative approaches to learning at its core, a Trust that places children at the heart of everything we do?  

We are seeking to appoint a highly qualified, motivated and ambitious leader with the highest personal and academic standards to lead our Food Technology Department, someone who is an outstanding practitioner, with high expectations and a record of achieving the best outcomes from their students.  We are looking for a leader with drive, energy, a genuine love for teaching and learning and a passion for Food Technology, someone who has the vision and determination to lead the Food Technology Department to ensure all our students receive excellence every day.   

This appointment will be based in Ashington, where we have an exciting opportunity for you to join a school that is undergoing real change. It is an exciting opportunity for an existing middle leader or an exceptional classroom practitioner to shape and develop the future of Food Technology at Ashington Academy. 

Your role as Head of Food Technology will include:

• Leading the strategic direction and development of the department  

• Driving forward the quality of teaching and learning in the department

• Leading and managing staff

• Effectively deploying resources   

• Working alongside a dedicated Associate Assistant Head of Technology to share interventions that impact on pupil outcomes

• Performance Management responsibilities

The North East Learning Trust is a growing multi-academy Trust founded by The Academy at Shotton Hall in Peterlee. The Trust family currently consists of the founding school, along with three primary schools and four secondary schools. We plan to expand our Trust across the north east of England, building and strengthening our Trust family as an exemplary school community. Within our family of schools, we have a designated Teaching School and ‘outstanding’ SCITT programme and we were also designated one of only 22 Research Schools country in April 2017. Thus, you will be joining a Trust with a wealth of resources, capacity and expertise. 





The North East Learning Trust will be able to offer you:

• A welcoming learning environment.

• An exciting opportunity within a rapidly-changing Northumberland school, with evolving leadership opportunities and the chance to make a real difference to children.

• Access to a highly supportive strategic leadership team

• Skilled and professional colleagues.

• Innovative opportunities for continuing professional development.

• Staff wellbeing package

Ashington occupies a prime location, situated on directly on the beautiful Northumberland coastline and also on the outskirts of the Northumberland countryside, home to the some of the country’s greatest landscapes. The school has excellent transport links and is only 18 miles north of Newcastle city centre, easily accessible from the A1 and the A19. 

Completed application forms should be returned with an accompanying letter (no longer than two sides of A4) by email to jade.hutton@bedlingtonacademy.co.uk, or by forwarding the completed application form by post to Bedlington Academy.

Visits to the school are also strongly encouraged. Please contact Jade Hutton, Support Services Manager on 01670 822625.

An enhanced DBS check and pre-occupational health check are an essential part of the selection and recruitment process. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

More about Ashington Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Green Lane, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8DH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1670 812166
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