Teacher of Food Technology

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Academy: Montgomery High School

Salary: FCAT Teacher’s Pay Scale (Main Scale currently £22,467 - £33,160 or UPS currently £35,571 - £38,250)

Closing date for applications: 8 May 2017, 12.00pm

Montgomery High School

Teacher of Food Technology

Salary:            FCAT Teacher’s Pay Scale (Main Scale currently £22,467 - £33,160 or UPS currently £35,571 - £38,250) 

                        TLR available/negotiable for experienced/exceptional candidates

Contract:        Permanent
                        Full Time
                        Full Year

Start Date:      29th August 2017


Who Are We?

Montgomery High School, a rapidly improving school with good leadership, determined to deliver the highest quality education.

Montgomery High School is situated in Bispham, north Blackpool. We are proud of our reputation for securing both high quality academic achievement and providing the best possible learning opportunities and support for our students. These high standards are built upon foundations of mutual respect, collective values and the firm belief that learning counts and people really matter. The school is energetic, inclusive and continually seeking ways to improve the opportunities as well as draw the best talents, expertise and experience for students and staff alike. 

The Academy’s sponsor is FCAT, the Fylde Coast Academy Trust, a growing and developing Multi Academy Trust which is committed to “promoting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership”. You would be joining the ‘family of schools’ within FCAT which will provide outstanding opportunities for future professional growth and potential promotion. Furthermore, the Academy is also part of the Fylde Coast Teaching School which delivers high quality courses on teaching and leadership as well as the opportunity for colleagues to network and share good practice to improve opportunities for young people across the region. We are determined to build upon this further and are looking to appoint like-minded professionals to join us on our journey of continuous improvement.

On Thursday, May 5th, 2016 the most recent Ofsted report will be published on the Ofsted website and also the Academy website. Montgomery is no longer in Special Measures and is described by the Inspectors as ‘transformed’. Leadership and management are graded good and personal development and welfare are also graded good. Other key areas now require improvement rather than being considered inadequate. Across all areas of activity and provision Ofsted report rapid and significant improvements. It is clearly our intention to ensure that the next visit from an Ofsted Team grades the school as definitively good. So you would be joining a much improved school with a positive and forward looking agenda. We are all optimistic about the future for the school.


The Design Technology Department

We have invested considerably in Design Technology over the last 12 months. There is effective and determined departmental leadership which has been further strengthened through impactful appointments. The senior leadership team are fully supportive of Design Technology Food Technology and are determined to provide the staffing resources to ensure enhanced success. The Design Technology team are united, committed and determined to deliver high quality learning to all our students. It should be noted that Montgomery attracts students who are on average of higher ability than national norms and therefore must deliver outcomes above national average.

The Candidate

We are looking for candidates whose dynamism, commitment, energy, professional expertise and experience qualify them to take on this exciting and challenging role.  The successful candidate will facilitate and encourage learning, enabling all students to achieve high standards. The successful candidate will share and support the corporate responsibility for the wellbeing, education and behaviour of all students within this vibrant and successful department and the school as a whole.

The Role


  • To prepare and teach lessons of a high standard:
  • following designated programmes of study
  • using assessment to capture and enhance student academic progress, in planning and for formative and summative purposes
  • providing information for the departmental students’ performance tracking and whole-school data systems
  • monitoring students in accordance with agreed department strategies
  • To maintain discipline in accordance with school policies and demonstrate good practice in class with regard to attendance, appearance, uniform, punctuality, behaviour and completion of classwork and homework
  • To contribute to the corporate tasks of development, record keeping, monitoring, evaluation of lessons and maintenance of resources
  • To apply school homework policy, including the marking and setting of homework on a regular basis, according to policy
  • To work closely with and consult those teachers, who are responsible for other curriculum areas, ensuring continuity and progression for students
  • To record student progress, using the tracking system and to use this information to plan for student progress and to report to parents
  • To engage in continuous professional development


Knowledge and Skills

Classroom teachers should demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The principles and practices of effective learning and teaching
  • Preparation of schemes of work and lessons, according to Montgomery Programmes of Study and the revised National Curriculum
  • Principles and practices of monitoring/ assessment/ evaluation


and must demonstrate in an on-going fashion the appropriate level and depth of professional attributes, professional knowledge and understanding and professional skills for their particular career stage, as defined in the current Professional Standards for Teachers and Appraisal arrangements.

What can we offer you?

Access to comprehensive CPD and career development opportunities.

A challenging, ambitious and supportive place to work.

Please visit our websites to learn more about our Academy and Sponsor FCAT:




How to Apply

For further details and an application pack please contact:

Faye Burrows


Closing time and date for applications is 12.00pm (midday) on Monday 8th May 2017

Assessment and Interview Day to be held on: TBC

The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.