Teacher of Food Technology, South Croydon

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Coombe Wood SchoolSouth Croydon

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £28,355 - £44,541(M1 - M6 / UPS -Accelerated salary progress for NQTs for exceptional performance in your first year.)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Career Opportunity (for NQTs, established or apprentice teachers)

Ambitious, forward-thinking, flexible and self-motivated? If you can combine these attributes with excellent teaching skills, this is the unique time to join the pioneering teaching staff at Coombe Wood School. During this key period of natural expansion, here is the opportunity to develop your own career and our curriculum, building on 2 years of groundwork, and help shape the curriculum structure and methodology as we work towards the delivery of the GCSE courses starting in September 2021. 

Food Technology is set to become an integral part of the Design and Technology curriculum at Coombe Wood School in September 2020. This summer we move into our brand new state of the art building that includes carefully planned creative and practical classrooms including Food Technology.  Health related fitness is at the core of the school curriculum with Food Technology being a clear opportunity to embed key elements of health and nutrition. Due to the nature of our fantastic site, outdoor learning opportunities at Coombe Wood will be plentiful with the potential for the successful candidate to be involved in developing kitchen gardens, looking after chickens and bee keeping. It will be advantageous but not essential for the successful candidate to have the ability to teach other D&T specialisms such as Fashion and Textiles.

This role could suit either an NQT or a teacher looking to develop and broaden their professional knowledge, seeking to extend their skills in the lead up to working on our inaugural GCSE courses. Looking forward to the move to our permanent building plus another cohort of students in September, further opportunities for career development occur year on year. 

Career progression is actively encouraged and taken seriously across the Trust. By becoming part of the team at Coombe Wood School, your career will benefit from joining a future-focused group of schools, where you have the advantages of natural advancement and professional development opportunities within the school - and potentially within Folio Education Trust: http://www.folio-education.co.uk/. This is a local collaboration of schools offering access to high calibre CPD, which contributes to the recognised quality of learning within our schools. 

About us – context and location

Coombe Wood School opened in September 2018 with 180 Y7 students. It was heavily oversubscribed for our recent September 2019 entry with 1205 applications for 180 places and over 3000 people visited during the autumn open evening. 

This is a new secondary fully inclusive co-educational school, established to meet an urgent rising local demand. Initially housed in temporary accommodation, the site for the ‘new build’ school is opposite Lloyd Park in South Croydon, with an excellent Tramlink service to and from East Croydon station (just 5 minutes’ journey-time away) and a short walk from several bus routes. 

Building of our £35 million a state-of-the-art school is well underway, which includes enhanced facilities, comprising a competition-sized sports hall, a full-size 3G artificial floodlit surface, dedicated music rooms, performing arts spaces and sprung floor studios for dance – to name a few! 

Advantages include:

• Network of expertise and CPD support within CWS and Folio.

• Chance to join an innovative and supportive ground breaking team. 

• Opportunity of career progression with natural expansion of the school.

• Catchment includes many aspirational, supportive families.

• Working with students who use MyZone technology to track and improve their fitness, as a result increasing their focus and concentration in class.

• Outstanding brand new £35 million buildings opening September 2020

• Free use of new sports amenities for staff and their families.

Application Procedure

Please download the candidate pack and application form from this site or from https://www.cws-croydon.co.uk/about/career-opportunities

For queries relating to this role please contact our HR Lead Mrs J Baker:  07891 671226 or careers@cws-croydon.co.uk .

Please email your completed applications to careers@cws.foliotrust.uk  in compliance with safer recruitment guidelines CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 9am Tuesday 18th February 2020 (during half term)

Interviews: From Tuesday 25th February

Folio Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

The Candidate Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) is published on our web site www.folio-education.co.uk



More about Coombe Wood School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 30 Melville Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, CR2 7HY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 203 011 2762
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