Teacher of Food and Catering, Milton Keynes

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The Milton Keynes AcademyMilton Keynes

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Mainscale / Upper Pay Range (Salary negotiable dependent upon experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Thank you for expressing an interest in the post of Teacher of Food and Catering. This post is suitable for an experienced teacher looking for an exciting, fresh opportunity or a newly qualified teacher looking for their first teaching role.

 The Milton Keynes Academy (MKA) is an Academy with strong links in the community. Our Academy is underpinned by an ethos based on raising aspirations, raising achievement and providing opportunities, so that we realise our mission of Everyone Achieves.  We are relentless in our pursuit of high standards and excellence and emphasise traditional core values of good behaviour, honesty and mutual respect.

MKA is a vibrant and rapidly improving Academy (Ofsted judgement Good October 2017) with outstanding facilities. We cater for 1400 students aged 11-19 and welcome students of all abilities. Our aim is to maximise the potential of all our learners and be at the heart of the community. 

The Food room is housed within the specialist Art & Design village where all classrooms have an Interactive White Board, desktop computer and a visualiser enabling you to deliver engaging lessons.  Outside of the classrooms we have a computer suite that can also be utilised.  The working environment is excellent and innovative in design with very well resourced work areas. Student success and displays of work are prominent. Furthermore, you will benefit from a highly organised curriculum plan where all lessons are planned and stored on the Academy's online curriculum, Moodle and Sharepoint.

We currently offer Food as part of a carousel of activities within years 7 and 8 and in KS4 we currently deliver the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE, but we are also evaluating other suitable Catering vocational qualifications.

You will be stepping into a department of 6 teachers with a range of skills and abilities, managed by a Head of Art & Design who is supported by a Deputy. Additionally, we have 3 technicians supporting the various disciplines within the department. 

From the moment you join us you will feel welcomed and supported by an experienced and varied team, who are wholly focused on teaching and learning.  As part of your induction into the Academy and the Art & Design department you will be well supported through a comprehensive programme of induction, training, coaching and mentoring to ensure you continue to develop as a teacher.

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed professional, holding Qualified Teacher Status, to join the team. The ability to work in other disciplines within Art & Design Technology would be desirable.

If you are a talented professional with passion, commitment and resilience, and if you are driven to make a difference to the lives and futures of young people, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Keith Cromwell, Head of Art & Design Village, for more information on 01908 341700 or email us at careers@miltonkeynesacademy.co.uk 

Further details and an application form can be found on our website at www.miltonkeynesacademy.co.uk 

The Milton Keynes Academy is sponsored by Edge. Edge is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes practical and vocational learning. To find out more about Edge visit www.edge.co.uk

Thomas Telford School is our school improvement partner and is one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country achieving outstanding outcomes at all key stages. To find out more about Thomas Telford School visit www.ttsonline.net.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.



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More about The Milton Keynes Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Fulwoods Drive, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 5LA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1908 341 700
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 The Milton Keynes Academy is a co-educational, non-selective secondary school for students aged 11-18. We are a member of the Creative Education Trust, a charity and multi-academy trust with a network of non-selective primary and secondary stat...