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Teacher of Food Technology

Salary scale: Teachers Pay Range M1-M6 (unqualified teachers welcome to apply)

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th June 2020

Start date: September 2020

Are you an inspiring Food Technology teacher looking to join a school on a dynamic and exciting journey?

Northampton International Academy is looking for an outstanding Food Technology teacher to join our rapidly expanding talented team in our DT department.

Your opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Food Technology Teacher to join our dynamic team.  The successful applicant will be required to teach at all levels in Key Stage 3 and 4. We offer exceptional opportunities for professional development.

Are you keen to support the growth and development of our curriculum? As we develop the curriculum to meet the needs of our students, we need strong teachers, with a clear vision to support our school. Candidates will join a team of inspirational teachers who are relentlessly determined to raise standards and ensure students have consistent and meaningful learning opportunities. 

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop whole school experience in a creative and innovative environment. Versatility and experience will be key attributes for a fast-paced environment. Potential is as important as experience and we welcome applications from newly qualified teachers. A full and supportive NQT programme is provided.

Northampton International Academy is part of the East Midlands Academy Trust, it is an all through school, 4–19, and opened in September 2016. In July 2019, the academy achieved an Ofsted rating of Good.

It is a fantastic time to join NIA as it has its first Year 12 intake, as well as further groups in the primary phase and by 2021 the school will have over 2000 pupils. This will make NIA one of the largest free schools in the country.

Job Description

To ensure the greatest possible progress and development of students, through high quality teaching and learning. To challenge and support all students to achieve their best by:

  • Setting consistently high expectations and standards
  • Sharing a love of your subject and of learning
  • Enthusing, engaging and motivating students
  • Inspiring trust and confidence in students and colleagues

Main duties:

Teach Food Technology to groups of students from all abilities across years 7 – 11.

Ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims and objectives. and ensure that all lessons are delivered in line with the departmental schemes of work and school policies.

Take into account the differing ability lessons of students and differentiate work accordingly and encourage all students to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets.

Check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all groups of students, and  set appropriate tasks and challenges for homework according ensuring that it is regularly marked with constructive feedback.

Keep records of student progress in line with departmental and school policy. · Keep work areas tidy and well organised.

Work with colleagues in the DT Department to formulate plans relevant to the needs of the students and attend scheduled meetings in the DT  Department and school.

Help develop Food Technology resources for the school and participate in events such as trips and primary liaison.

Set appropriate work for classes within Food Technology during any periods of absence and make sure that the work is thoroughly reviewed on return.

Act as a positive role model and promote the aims, values and ethos of the school and uphold all rules and policies, carrying out the normal duties of teacher.

Participate in appropriate meetings with colleagues and parents

Undertake Performance Management and continue own personal development in accordance with the School’s Performance Management

Enforce the school’s behaviour and uniform policies on a daily basis.

Ensure the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date information on all classes taught and take appropriate action on issues arising from data, systems and reports. Also, be able to produce reports for the department on assessment data, including examination data.

Participate in appropriate meetings effectively

Communicate and consult with parents and carers of students.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

QTS and eligibility to work in the UK

Essential skills and experience

QTS and eligibility to work in UK
Evidence of continuing professional development
Understanding and support for the values and visions of the school
A consistently good or outstanding practitioner capable of generating high student outcomes
Ability to teach German to KS3, KS4 and KS5
Self-motivated and self-reflective
Good teamwork skills with good interpersonal and communication skills
Good organisational skills
Flexibility, Patience and Resilience

Teachers here at NIA need to be exceptional classroom teachers who will inspire and motivate our learners, making learning fun and challenging. They need to be resilient, flexible, committed and dedicated, working with a diverse group of pupils.
Sharing the values and ethos of the Academy Trust

Our teachers are an integral part of our dedicated team who are working hard to attain high standards across the academy

By working for our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.

These include:

  • Continuous professional development and training opportunities
  • Dedicated support from our school improvement team
  • Career and leadership opportunities within our growing family of schools
  • A Trust employee forum with representatives from across the organisation
  • A confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • A corporate eye care plan

Please download an application form below and submit it to For more information about these positions please contact Lorna Stockwell on 07500 559281 or email

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.


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