TEACHER OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY
Full Time, Permanent from January 2011.
We are looking to appoint a Food Technology teacher to join our Art, Design and
Technology Faculty.The Design & Technology Team, led by Mr Peter Howell, currently
1 Food Technology specialist (vacant post)
2 Product Design/Resistant Materials specialists (including Design & Technology Subject
Years 7, 8 and 9 have 4 hours per fortnight and Years 10 and 11 have 5 hours per fortnight
in the subject area.
In Key Stage 3 all students study Textiles, Food and Product Design/Resistant Materials
(Food Technology delivers one lesson per fortnight)
In Key Stage 4 students have the opportunity to follow a full AQA GCSE courses in an
area of their choice. In Design and Technology subjects we offer Food Technology,
Resistant Materials or Product Design. GCSE Textiles is taught as an Art and Design
GCSE Groups in Key Stage 4
The current groups are as follows:-
Course Year 10 Year 11
AQA Food Technology 1 Groups 2 Groups
AQA Resistant Materials 1 Group
AQA Product Design 1 Group 1 Group
Years 12 and 13
In Years 12 and 13 the Curriculum Area offers a course in Advanced level: Design &
Technology 3D Product Design
The Food Technology Room has been modernised and refurbished (August 2010) with
brand new facilities including cookers and an island demonstration area. Product Design and
Resistant Materials are located in a suite of 4 specialist rooms which include Computer
Aided Design/Manufacture facilities (Laser Cutter and Unimatic Flat Bed CNC router).
This post will require a person primarily to teach a range of classes in Food Technology from
Year 7 up to, and including, GCSE level in Year 11. You would be required to teach a small
number of Key Stage 3 Art, Design and Technology lessons across the Faculty. You would
also have responsibility as a group tutor.
Applicants should be able to:-
demonstrate effective implementation of the current National Curriculum in Food
work as a member of a team.
demonstrate experience or an understanding of assessing and recording pupil progress
in Food Technology including NC assessment and reporting at Key Stage 3, and GCSE
examinations in Food Technology
have the ability to help pupils consider the inter-relationship between Design
&Technology, the individual, society and the environment
show knowledge of developments in Design and Technology in Primary Schools in order
to build upon the levels of capability achieved by pupils in year six
have a command of the skills, knowledge and capabilities required by students at Key
Stage 4 and be able to encourage high levels of competence in research,
experimentation, problem solving, designing, making, and product evaluation, together
with contemporary social and environmental issues.
promote the importance of Design and Technology as part of every student’s general
education within the school, the community and with partners from business, industry
give careers advice to students and parents on opportunities in the field of Design and
demonstrate an enthusiasm for Food Technology and an ability to motivate students.
Please apply by completing the School Application form and include a letter of application
(No CV’s will be accepted). In your letter, which should be no longer than two sides of A4,
you are asked to outline what strengths and abilities you can bring to this post and explain
how your experience so far makes you a suitable candidate.
Applications should reach us as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday 13
October 2010. Please submit either by email to email@example.com or by post
to Mrs T Hickman, Personnel Officer, Queen’s Park High School, Chester CH4 7AE.
If you are invited to other interviews prior to hearing from us perhaps you could keep us
briefed about your availability.