Teacher of Food, Surrey

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The Ashcombe SchoolSurrey

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Food

  • Excellent facilities which include three large practical rooms. 
  • Food technician. 
  • Food lessons delivered within the Personal and Social Education Dept; at KS3 as part of the PSE programme and at KS4 Eduqas GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition course. 
  • Opportuniity to teach Child Development - we deliver the OCR Child Development BTEC course for KS4 pupils. Group sizes are good and the department is popular.
  • The department delivers a cooking week as part of Activities Week for Year 9. This includes a farm visit to pick fruit, a gateaux competition and guest speakers from the catering profession. 
  • The department works closely with Chatterbox which is our onsite school nursery.

Excellent NQT programme, commended in Investors in People Report "a great place to work". NQT salary backdated to 1st August 

This is one of many positive comments in the Report reflecting the strong support for all staff. “The content and pace of the school’s NQT programme and the support provided by mentors is rated highly” with one NQT confirming “You felt supported, not overburdened or pressurised”. The Report continues: “People value the breadth of opportunities for development - 'They've progressed me so far since I've been here'"

The Ashcombe School is a mixed 11-18 comprehensive school for pupils of all abilities.  There are approximately 1390 pupils on roll (with nearly 300 in the Sixth Form).  The school is highly sought-after, with around 230 pupils in each year.   The school's academic success is widely recognised.  We continue to have a broad & balanced GCSE based curriculum for all pupils (80% entered for EBacc). A fifth of pupils gain 2+ A* GCSE, 75% gain 9-4 in English + Maths, similarly 70-80% A*-C in the other core subjects, and there is strong subject value-added The Sixth Form has nearly 300 students offering 25 subjects at A-level, where the average points score per student is around 300 UCAS pts but with a very open approach to entry. 

We gained Language College Status in September 1998.  The school’s approach has been one of “extra opportunities” and sharing.  We became a Leadership Partner School in 2009 and the school continues to have a strong outward-facing approach and offers help to many schools.  This spirit of cooperation and partnership working is fundamental to South East Surrey Schools Education Trust (SESSET), the MAT we have formed as a partnership with 2 other like-minded schools to keep the ethos of the school the same.  

Our extensive extra-curricular opportunities range from sporting events to local and international trips (incl Build Africa in Uganda) to European exchanges to musical groups and our highly acclaimed dramatic and musical productions.

We are a high achieving genuinely comprehensive school with a strong 6th Form, praised in the recent Ofsted report for the exceptional pastoral care and high levels of attainment across the ability range

See website www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk > "About the School" > "For prospective staff" for more details and an application form or use downloadable TES form or e-mail: HR@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk

Closing date is 4pm on Tuesday 17th April 2018

         Ashcombe Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1LY
         Tel: 01306 886312

Day nursery facilities on site 

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More about The Ashcombe School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ashcombe Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1LY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1306 886312
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