Teacher of Food and Cookery, Holton, Oxford

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Wheatley Park SchoolHolton, Oxford

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teacher Main Scale or UPS if post threshold
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Wheatley Park School 

Everyone Learning - Everyone Caring

11-18 Academy and member of the River Learning Trust

1034 on roll 157 Sixth Form

Teacher of Food and Cookery

From September 2018

Are you passionate about helping young people to learn about Food? We are looking for an inspirational teacher to join our team of strong, enthusiastic and hard working teachers. Food is taught within the Faculty of Technology and Enterprise, and it is well organised, popular and successful. All pupils study DT at KS3 throughout our rotations where they complete study in Food, Textiles and Product Design. Our current curriculum offer is engaging and provides challenge for students of all abilities. Students begin their options choices in Year 9 with a foundation year to build skills, develop confidence and further enrich the curriculum in subject areas before starting their KS4 courses. At KS4, we offer vocational courses which are focussed heavily on practical skills. 

We will be flexible to recruit the right person. Whether you have experience or are new to the profession, we’d like to hear from you. This is an excellent opportunity for a Newly Qualified teacher looking to work in a young team and contribute to a changing curriculum. Leaders within the faculty have been nurtured since joining the school and we are keen to develop the right candidate in the future. We will be pleased to discuss your interests and ambitions. 

We take pride in leading happy, supportive teams with a strong emphasis on professional learning. We will help you to achieve real excellence in your work. You will have a well resourced teaching base (we have a separate kitchen and a dedicated Food Theory room) and technician support, and you will teach to KS4. We offer candidates the opportunities to teach outside their specialist area to widen their knowledge and skill, particularly within Design Technology. 

Situated five miles east of Oxford Wheatley Park School is a highly successful mixed 11 - 18 academy and proud member of the River Learning Trust. We are a vibrant and dynamic school with a track record of improvement and innovation in recent years. In June 2016 the school was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are now on the next part of our journey to becoming a sustainably ‘Outstanding’ school in accordance with our core values of Everyone Learning and Everyone Caring. Our truly comprehensive intake is a mixture of both rural and urban with strong ethnic diversity. We work in effective partnership with parents and our local community to ensure our students are happy at school and motivated to succeed. Meanwhile, our staff work exceptionally well together, providing a collaborative and supportive professional ethos. 

If you would like to know more, or arrange a visit, please contact Mr Chris Bateman (Head of Technology and Enterprise) on 01865 874221 or by email to cbateman@wheatleypark.org. To find out more about the River Learning Trust, please visit www.riverlearningtrust.org. Full details and an application form can be found on our website: here. Please note we can only accept CVs as supporting documentation when submitted along with a fully completed school application form. Please send completed applications to Mrs Pat Mason (HR Manager) by email to pmason@wheatleypark.org.

Wheatley Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and to preventing extremism. Wheatley Park School expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Wheatley Park School is an equal opportunities employer. 

Closing date: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - 9:00am

Interview date: Friday 25th May 2018


Wheatley Park School, Holton, Oxford, OX33 1QH

Tel: 01865 872441 Fax: 01865 877666


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More about Wheatley Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holton, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX33 1QH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 872441
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