Teacher of Food & Nutrition and/or Design & Technology, Oxfordshire

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King Alfred's AcademyOxfordshire

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Possible Maternity cover TLR for Head of Food and Nutrition for the right candidate.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, resourceful and committed Teacher of Food & Nutrition and / or Design & Technology. You will be joining our highly successful Creative Arts Faculty which is based on a redeveloped site following an impressive investment programme across the Academy. The Creative Arts faculty has some of the best and state of the art facilities within the school, with purpose built Food & Nutrition and Design & Technology demonstration and teaching spaces. We have strong leadership within a supportive faculty and would welcome applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers.

The successful applicant will be committed to securing the best outcomes for all students within the Academy, as well as being part of a wider curriculum offered to all students within the Creative Arts Faculty. We are looking for someone to inspire our students and promote a love for this subject both in and out of the classroom. Both Food & Nutrition and Design & Technology are extremely popular subjects and growing at both GCSE and A-Level. For example we have launched a new Construction course for our Key Stage 4 students.

To get a flavour of what KAs is all about, why not visit us on twitter @KAs_Wantage . We would also highly recommend visiting the Academy to see the impressive facilities and meet the excellent staff we have working within the faculty. Please contact Christine Hill on 01235 225700 or vacancies@kaacademy.org to make arrangements.

As King Alfred’s is part of the Vale Academy Trust (VAT) we can offer staff the opportunity to rent local accommodation at very competitive rates. If you are interested in this accommodation this can be discussed in more detail at interview.

King Alfred’s is one of the largest secondary schools in Oxfordshire with a strong academic history, combining ancient listed buildings with recent capital investment totalling £17 million. The Academy has recently been reorganised from three sites to two sites. This has enabled very significant investment in the two remaining sites. Facilities for students and staff are excellent and include:  New purpose built teaching rooms for Faculties, a new Dining Hall, improved leisure and social facilities such as a new sports hall and redevelopment of our Sixth Form Centre.

King Alfred’s is in the heart of the local community and has very strong links across many partners in the locality, and particularly with the primary and secondary schools with which we jointly form the Vale Academy Trust (VAT).  We continually seek to improve the educational experience for students and reflect upon the responsibility we have as a local employer. At King Alfred’s we are passionate about learning both within and beyond the classroom; enrichment of educational experience is central to our ethos. We are committed to teacher training, the CPD and career development of our staff.

An application form and further details can be downloaded from http://www.kaacademy.org/about-kas/work-with-us/  Completed application forms should be e-mailed to vacancies@kaacademy.org  to arrive by 9.00 a.m. on 18th October 2019.

King Alfred’s will recognise previous service conditions for newly appointed teachers in recognition of previous service for calculating occupational sickness and maternity benefits.

King Alfred’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

All staff are expected to promote fundamental British values.



More about King Alfred's Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1235 225700
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