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Head Of Food Technology - Full-time

Valley Park School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4249-450T
  • Posted:15/05/2019
  • Pay:MPS plus TLR
  • Start Date:May 2019
  • App Close Date:22/05/2019 at 14:00
  • Interviews:24 May


Head of Department – Food Technology

Closing date:  Wednesday 22 May at 12 noon

Interview date:  Friday 24 May

Start date:  September 2019

Payscale: MPS and TLR £2721

Our ref: VPS110

Valley Park School reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

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.

Are you the outstanding leader for whom we are looking?  Are you….

  • An experienced Food Technology teacher?
  • Passionate about teaching and learning?
  • Always striving for excellence in student outcomes?
  • An advocate of all students feeling valued, safe and happy?
  • Ready to take on leadership of a large and successful team?
  • Committed to making the best provision for all students?

Valley Park School (Maidstone, Kent) is both a very highly respected and over-subscribed school and we are able to offer a unique and rare opportunity for you to join us as Head of Food Technology from September 2019.  Valley Park School is already designated Outstanding by Ofsted and so the right candidate will appreciate this, and drive the department yet further, towards its goal of becoming World Class.

This is a role for a committed and motivated professional who would like to work in a school that provides a wealth of opportunities for both its students and staff. We have a strong ethos at Valley Park School and we are looking for a visionary team-worker who would fit into our established workforce.  This post is suitable for an outstanding and experienced teacher, who has, ideally but not exclusively, experience of working in an outstanding school.  The role is intended for candidates who have had previous successful leadership experience or who have demonstrated leadership potential.

Come and join our dedicated team of professionals who are always willing to support new staff in the best interests of our students. Our school continually evolves in our drive for excellence; we aspire to provide Outstanding Care, Outstanding Education and Outstanding Opportunities. New opportunities, including career progression, are actively sought for all staff across the school. Collaboration with like-minded colleagues across our Multi-Academy Trust (VIAT) is also available to provide: networking, support, quality assurance and friendship. If you think you would thrive in this environment we want to meet you.

This post comes with a range of benefits including:

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Relocation expenses
  • Funded CPD opportunities (MSC Oxford programme)
  • Potential opportunity to work on the development of our new STEM based free school opening 2019/20

Informal visits are welcomed by prior appointment with the school.  To visit the school, please contact the Office Manager, Mrs Goldup at:  recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk .

If you are interested in this role, please download the application form and send your completed application to recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk  .

Information about the school

Valley Park School has received two outstanding Ofsted reports. Ofsted commented that our work is ‘exemplary’. It is the school of choice in the Maidstone area and the most over-subscribed school in Kent. Student achievement, behaviour, teaching and learning and leadership are all outstanding.

The school is in the top 2% of all schools nationally for value added, a position it has maintained over the previous 5 years. We have a sixth form of over 300 students and a 3.4 million new teaching block, including a new library, opened in March 2014.

Please return your completed application form to: recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 661671


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.