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Subject Leader of Food Technology - Full-time

Northfleet School for Girls Co-Operative Learning , Northfleet

  • Ref:KCC886-4040-369T
  • Posted:15/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR 2A
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:29/03/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Northfleet School for Girls is a vibrant and caring school on a very exciting journey. We have been growing rapidly (54% increase in student roll since 2017) and we believe this is down to the following key areas:

  • A clear aspirational vision which is shared by staff, students and parents
  • A dedicated staffing team who really care
  • A proven track record of year-on-year improvements in all areas, including exam results, destinations and attendance (pre-covid)
  • Excellent student behaviour and a lovely community feel within the school

In March 2022 we received a very positive Ofsted inspection. Below are some of the observations made during the inspection: 

"Pupils are polite, respectful, courteous and considerate”

“Relationships between pupils and their teachers are caring and supportive”

“Staff turnover is low because teachers enjoy working at the school”

The responses to the staff survey show that staff are proud to be part of the school”

Subject Leader of Food Technology 

We are seeking a talented full time leader for Food Technology who has a genuine passion for the subject and who would enjoy working as part of an established and supportive team. The successful candidate will be committed to further raising standards and have an enthusiasm for teaching, learning and the progression of young people.  A willingness to teach other Technology subjects would be an advantage.

To be considered you must: 

  • Have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 
  • Have strong knowledge of the KS4 curriculum 
  • Work well with staff and pupils alike 
  • Be motivated to get the best out of pupils
  • Have strong classroom management skills 

As a school we will offer you: 

  • A comprehensive induction 
  • Extensive professional development based on your needs and aspirations 
  • The opportunity to be part of a subject and whole school team which believes in working together to achieve excellence 
  • A school which values every individuals’ contribution and seeks to develop teachers skills and talents across all areas of school life 
  • A school which believes that students and staff should ‘enjoy the journey!’ 

Please visit our website www.nsfg.org.uk and see the attached documents for further information on the school and the role.

We welcome any candidate who may wish to visit for an informal tour or conversation in advance of applying.  If you would like to take up this opportunity, please contact Mrs Annable to arrange - j.annable@nsfg.org.uk.

Northfleet Schools for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check. For any candidate who is shortlisted, an online search will be conducted in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 statutory guidance.

We reserve the right to withdraw this advert before the published closing date should a suitable candidate be appointed before.  

Information about the school

“I love my job and the staff and students here create a safe haven and a home atmosphere.” Staff survey 2023

Our vision is that all students should "dream big and achieve" through the following:

  • High expectations in all aspects of school life including uniform, attendance, behaviour and academic achievement
  • Working together through truly valuing positive working relationships with staff, students and parents
  • Enjoying the journey, we strongly believe that all involved in our community can enjoy being at our school and create lasting positive memories.

We are at a very exciting stage of our journey to outstanding through realising the following:

  • Very strong academic achievement, significantly above Kent similar school averages
  • Continued oversubscription at both Year 7 and Year 12 (waiting lists Year 7 and Sixth Form entry)
  • A key emphasis that we are not an exam factory, we seek to develop the whole person with equal importance to academic performance
  • Valuing and developing our committed staff team through wellbeing support and further career opportunities
  • A strong financial position allowing us to invest for the future

Further quotes from our 2023 staff survey include;

"“Positivity shines through the school, from staff to students. All members of staff are friendly and approachable.”

“Personally, I have experienced exceptional support for well-being by SLT recently. I think that a lot of thought is given to staff well-being.”

“I think the expectations are great and the overall culture of the school is extremely positive”

“NSfG has high standards for the behaviour and learning of all students. I think this is made clear across all subjects.”

“Strong camaraderie among colleagues, with a good balance between seriousness to get the job done and having fun, laughing and smiling along the way.”

“I love the broad range of clubs available to students, and personally find running a club to be one of the most enjoyable and enriching parts of my week.”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs J Annable HR Co-ordinator
  • Address:Hall Road, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 8AQ
  • Telephone: 01474 831020
  • Email: personnel@nsfg.org.uk

Fax: 01474 335058


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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 Education.