Food Preparation and Nutrition Head of Department - Full-time

2.00 GBP Annual
11 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Start Date: Sep 2018

Pay: MPS / UPS, plus TLR2c

The Design and Technology team currently consists of a Head of Department; two full time specialist teachers of Design and Technology, two part time Food and Nutrition teachers and two full time technicians. There is a supportive and collaborative ethos within the department and we are always open to new ideas. We regularly reflect on our delivery to ensure our students gain the best experience and aim to enthuse creative problem solving. Weald of Kent students are driven, inquisitive and committed to learning. Our results at both GCSE and A Level are excellent and we frequently outperform other schools in our specialist areas. Food and Nutrition has achieved exceptional results over a number of years and is a popular subject at Key Stage 4.

At Key Stage 3 students develop a broad framework of skills and knowledge across a wide range of Design and Technology disciplines. This provides a strong foundation which enables students to make an informed choice to specialise in one discipline at GCSE. At present, in Key Stage 4, we follow the AQA Syllabus and offer full GCSE courses in Food and Nutrition, and Design and Technology. In addition we have a thriving A-Level group.

As an 'Investors in People' school we are committed to staff development and offer the opportunity for excellent professional development in order to prepare for future career progression.

For more information about this post or to arrange a visit prior to applying please contact Charlotte Hollands, by email. Further details are available on our website.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check will be carried out for the successful candidate.

Appointments may be made where a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 2JP ()

Closing Date: 18/03/2018 at 23:45

Interviews: Friday 23 March 2018

Information about the school

Weald of Kent is a selective Grammar School for 11-18 year olds with a roll of approximately 1450 students. The school is one of the highest performing schools in the country. We aspire to excel at everything we do. Owing to our continued success we are thrilled to have been given permission by the Secretary of State to expand and mirror what we deliver at our Tonbridge site in a brand new Annexe in Sevenoaks which opened for the first time in September 2017. In addition to the exciting new facilities in Sevenoaks we have also invested in our Tonbridge site which now has a state of the art Sports Hall and university style Sixth Form Study Centre. Both sites are situated in beautiful rural settings with far reaching views across the Garden of England with excellent transport links.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.