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Director of Learning for Food and Nutrition - Full-time

Hugh Christie School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5431-217T
  • Posted:24/11/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR depending on experience
  • Start Date:April or September 2023
  • App Close Date:05/12/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Shortly after the closing date


Director of Learning for Food and Nutrition 

We wish to appoint a Director Learning for Food and Nutrition with department leadership responsibilities (2nd I/C in the Design and Technology Department)) for the development and implementation of the Food and Nutrition curriculum across all key stages.  A willingness to teach Textiles and Product design would also be desirable but not essential.

Design Technology is taught across all key stages at Hugh Christie with students specializing at Key stage 4. Subjects we currently offer include GCSE Product Design, Textiles and Food Technology, We also offer A-level in Product Design, Fashion and an offer of Food technology. An ability to teach up to KS5 in Food technology would be highly beneficial but not essential.

The department has excellent facilities and well equipped classrooms catering for the needs of each specialism. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the department and work within a dynamic and experienced team of subject specialist teachers.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Passionate about Food technology and a willingness to impart that passion onto the students 
  • Ensuring all KS3 Food projects meet the national curriculum framework for Food Technology 
  • Create and share Food resources with the rest of the department 
  • Provide and in-house department training for delivering Food Technology courses 
  • Be able to teach all specialisms across KS3 (Food, Textiles, Product Design, ICT) from established schemes of work 
  • Experienced at delivering KS4 specifications in GCSE Food and nutrition  

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2c or TLR 2b depending on agreed responsibilities and based on prior experience

Start Date: April 2023 or September 2023 or sooner if possible

Closing date for applications: 5th December 2022

For further information contact Mrs Nicki Riddle: nriddle@tonbridgefederation.co.uk 01732 353544 ext 242

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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The Tonbridge Federation comprises of;

Hugh Christie School

Hugh Christie opened in 1957 as a co-educational school for children of all needs and abilities. Based in Tonbridge with excellent transport links, the school is housed in well maintained buildings on an attractive campus, with excellent facilities.

It is our aim that every child at Hugh Christie is happy, successful and well prepared for adult life. This website provides you with all the important information about how we try to achieve this.

Long Mead Community Primary School

Long Mead Primary School serves an estate in the north end of Tonbridge. The local ward it serves has relatively high levels of deprivation for the area. As a result, the school has higher than average number of disadvantaged children on its roll.

The school has a population of around 170 children, including a nursery. The school roll has fluctuated over time and this had made stability a challenge. One priority area is to increase numbers attending the school in the nursery and reception by broadening the appeal of the school to the local community.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.