Please note that interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis with offers made as soon as possible.
About the role:The Hundred of Hoo Academy has a truly exciting opportunity for a talented and passionate Teacher of Food and Nutrition to join their thriving department from Easter 2023. Our successful candidate will be dedicated in the delivery of high quality teaching with the aim of helping students develop a broad base of skills through practical, investigational and theoretical work, across all levels and abilities.
We are looking for someone who can:
- Develop, maintain and stimulate pupils’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Food and Nutrition
- Develop pupils’ familiarity, competence and confidence within Food and Nutrition
- Provide challenge for every pupil and encourage all pupils to achieve their potential in Food and Nutrition
- Contribute and engage in extra-curricular Food and Nutrition activities
- Share in departmental best practice
- Have a willingness to invest extra time outside of a lesson to ensure students achieve the best standard in Food and Nutrition at both Key Stage 3 and 4
Our appointed candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and communicate this in an enthusiastic and imaginative way in both practical and theory lessons. Ideally, the successful candidate will be willing to support with the delivery of some Hard Technology lessons.
The role is a permanent, full-time or part-time opportunity offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience.
So what makes us different at The Hundred of Hoo Academy? It is how we translate our culture, vision and values into every action every day, where you can see staff and pupils role modelling high expectations. We want our teachers to concentrate on what they do best – teach. To achieve this we have clear, consistent behaviour systems and every teacher has their own classroom. Our teachers plan the curriculum together allowing them to share expertise as well as the workload. We also provide an array of professional development programmes for our staff including ECTs, middle and senior leader programmes.
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Working with our academy: The Hundred of Hoo Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into three colleges – Athena, Forseti and Neptune each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.
The Hundred of Hoo Academy is a high achieving institution. Our last Ofsted inspection notes “Leaders’ clear determination and unwaveringly high expectations ensure a culture of continual improvement.”, that Hundred of Hoo’s “well-established learning routines support teachers’ high expectations for pupils’ conduct and engagement with their learning”. We were graded a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour and it is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.
The Hundred of Hoo Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs giving the academy a unique and special character, and our new Special Resource Provision building opening this summer.
At The Hundred of Hoo Academy we are offer:
- Coaching and support.
- A bespoke CPD programme.
- Complementary staff wellbeing activities.
- Free use of the sports facilities.
- A thriving social and community ethos.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.