Teacher of Food Nutrition and/or Technology

Thomas Gainsborough School

Teacher of Food Nutrition and/or Technology

Salary: MPR (£25,714 - £36,961 p/a) UPR considered for exceptional candidate

Job type: Permanent, full time

Start Date: September 2022

Thomas Gainsborough School is a consistently high performing and well-resourced school in South Suffolk. The school continues to invest in high quality professional development and provides a range of employee benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher to develop their practice and continue their career progression.

As a popular and successful school, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking teacher to contribute to the further success of our school.

This post would be suitable for part-time or full-time working, and you could be a specialist teacher of Food Nutrition, Technology or Engineering. Training and support would be available to help you teach flexibly at key stage 3 in addition to your specialism.

We also have a design component to our key stage 3 curriculum so would also consider art teachers willing to retrain.

You will be required to:

  • To ensure that all groups of students make outstanding progress
  • To develop or contribute to the range of activities and support for all students

Therefore, we are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of teaching technology, engineering or Food Nutrition at Key Stages 3-5
  • Has a record of raising attainment of their students
  • Has an up to date knowledge of curriculum developments, current education policy and progression routes for students.
  • Is committed to high standards and ensuring that all groups of students make progress
  • Is willing to work flexibly
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is able to solve problems and be proactive
  • Has an excellent sense of humour

We are looking to appoint an inspiring teacher to join either our excellent technology and/or Food Nutrition teaching teams. The post will involve the teaching to age ranges personalised to the strengths of the individual teacher. Therefore we are looking to employ a highly qualified teacher with a record of delivering high quality lessons with excellent student outcomes.

In September 2015 our school moved into an amazing new building. Technology and food are fully resourced with excellent facilities. This post offers an excellent opportunity to a colleague at any stage of their career who is passionate about making a difference for our wonderful students.

Thomas Gainsborough School and Sixth Form is a consistently high performing, well resourced, and truly comprehensive 11-18 school, with a firm belief in excellence for each and every student, with high expectations for success, placing students at the heart of their curriculum.

We continue to invest in high quality professional development and provide a range of employee benefits. We are closely linked to the Unity Research School and lead the way in many local and national initiatives including being an EdTech Demonstrator School and an ArtsMark platinum school. We provide excellent care and support for our staff and students. There are Lead Practitioners within the school to support colleagues in continually improving their practice. We also regularly welcome trainee teachers and are a hub for local professional development and the dissemination of research.

The school and Sixth Form centre is located just south of Sudbury in Suffolk and is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

If you would like to learn more about the school in preparation for making an application, or would like to speak to someone about this exciting opportunity, then please contact Mr E Clark (Assistant Headteacher), eclark@tgschool.net, 01787 375232.

Further details are available on our website www.tgschool.net or from Mrs K Fuller (Headteacher’s PA), kfuller@tgschool.net, 01787 375232

Closing date: 09:00am, 01 April 2022

Interviews:  Week commencing 04 April 2022

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.  

We care deeply about inclusive working practices and diverse teams. If you’d prefer to work part-time or as a job-share, we’ll facilitate this wherever we can – whether to help you meet other commitments or to help you strike a great work-life balance. We’re keen to ensure we’re designing an organisation that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different under-represented groups.

Unity Schools Partnership, welcoming diversity.

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