Teacher of Food
Didcot Girls’ School & Didcot Sixth Form
Role commences: 1st September 2023
The role could be full time or part time.
Salary/allowances: MPS/UPS scale point.
Thank you for your interest in this exciting post.
Didcot Girls’ School is a dynamic school. In November 2022, the school was judged to be Outstanding. As Ofsted recognised, we invest in all of our staff:
“Leaders support staff very well. They have established a collaborative and respectful working environment. With the trust, they provide highly valued training and leadership programmes. Staff are exceptionally proud to work at the school.”
Ofsted also noted the high standards within the school and commented that “Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary”
We are a values-driven school, committed to high quality teaching and learning and respectful relationships within an inclusive learning community. Developing stimulating and student-centred teaching and learning is at the centre of our school development work. We work hard to ensure that all girls’ education enables our students to develop confidence, leadership skills and high levels of aspiration.
We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and make every effort to accommodate flexible working.
Summer 2022 GCSE results were superb with 88% of all students achieving 4+ in English and Maths, and 72% doing the same at 5+. Results at A level in the mixed sixth form shared with our partner school, St Birinus School, are also extremely strong with 44% of grades awarded as A* or A and 68% achieving Grades A*-B. These results place us as one of the highest performing schools in the county.
Food is taught in Years 7 and 8 as part of a carousel with Design & Technology, Textiles and Dance.
Whilst GCSE Food is not currently offered, this may be reviewed in the future.
We are looking for a teacher of Food. The ability to teach textiles or design and technology would also be desirable.
We are looking for someone with a genuine and infectious passion for teaching Food who will enthuse and engage the students they teach; someone with high expectations for all students whatever their prior attainment.
The post is suitable for experienced teachers or a newly qualified teacher. Excellent professional development and support will be available to the successful candidate.
Please download and complete an application form from the school website (under ‘Join us’) and send it with a response to the following task to Frances Adley at email@example.com:
- A response of no more than 2 sides of A4 (11 point) explaining what excellent teaching, learning and curriculum looks like in Food.
The deadline for applications is 9am on Wednesday 1st February.
Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original degree certificate, proof of residence and your Disclosure and Barring Service or CRB certificate, if applicable, to your interview.
I thank you for your interest in this exciting post and wish you well with your application.
Didcot Girls School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.
Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original qualification certificate(s), proof of residence and photographic ID to interview.
Didcot Girls School is an equal opportunities employer.