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Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition - Full-time

The Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F32-32-T
  • Posted:12/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:15 April 2024
  • App Close Date:04/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 11 March 2024

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We are looking for a passionate creative Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition to join our vibrant team.

Food Preparation and Nutrition is a creative practical and fun subject. It allows students to be imaginative and demonstrate hands on experience. Our students use their skills to make products, and these products are taken home and shared with family and friends. This gives students a real sense of achievement and self-worth, with those of all abilities able to achieve.

The aim of the Food Preparation and Nutrition department is to provide each and every student the opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding of a broad range of practical skills, techniques and recipes. Food Preparation and Nutrition is a popular subject and students are provided with an opportunity to be creative and independent. Students can explore their creativity in cooking and preparing a variety of dishes. Cooking and healthy eating is an important life skill and Food Preparation and Nutrition is focused on preparing healthy dishes safely and hygienically. Students will explore healthy eating and balanced diets and

will learn about the nutritional needs of different groups in society. Students will learn how to adapt basic recipes for different target audiences and social groups. The study of making will also include the characteristics of a broad range of ingredients, including their nutritional, functional and sensory properties.

Specific duties: Teachers make the education of their students their first concern and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers act with honesty, integrity and have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up to date and are self-critical. They forge positive professional relationships and work with parents in the best interests of their students.

In return we offer:

  • an outstanding and vibrant workplace with colleagues who all share the same values and ethos.
  • a valuable pension package of benefits for members and their dependents of both the teachers and local government pensions schemes; generous employer contribution; tax relief on your contributions; flexibility to pay more or less in contributions; flexible retirement options.
  • Fitness suite and sports facilities 
  • Local Authority Reward Scheme
  • ePlatform: digital library
  • EV charging station

We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

The Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.

Information about the trust

The Trust comprises of Skinners’ Kent Academy and Skinners’ Kent Primary School.

The Academy opened on September 1st 2009. It is an independent, non fee-paying, mixed, all ability school, funded by the DfE and supported fully by its lead sponsor The Skinners’ School, a grammar school for boys and the Skinners’ Company. The Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust is founded on the principles of a culture of high standards and high aspirations, a culture of active participation, an emotionally rich learning environment and an inclusive environment where every child is known and every learner supported.

The main aim of the Academy Trust is to provide the highest quality of education for students, from Reception to Year 11 and the Sixth Form. The Academy Trust aims to raise and reflect aspirations within the local community and provide education, social and economic benefits for all.

We aim to find and develop everything that is exceptional in each child and let it flourish within a framework of high expectations. We intend to motivate and inspire our students to achieve of their very best, to fly high, and to set course on the brightest of futures.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Alison Drury
  • Address:Sandown Park,
    Sandown Park,
    Tunbridge Wells,
    TN2 4PY
  • Telephone: 01892574258
  • Email: hr@skinnerskent.org.uk



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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 Education.