22 Feb 2017

TEACHER OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND TEXTILES (PART TIME)

Responsibilities

We are seeking a teacher of Food Technology and Textiles from August 2017. The role will primarily involve teaching Key Stage 3 (years 7-9).

The teacher should have experience of teaching both Food Technology and Textiles. These subjects are part of a successful Technology faculty, teaching to GCSE, IB and BTEC levels. All students in the lower school study Food Technology, and the subjects are part of a variety of options for the senior students. The teaching is done in the well equipped kitchens and textiles rooms, using a wide range of teaching strategies. The subjects are very popular with students. The successful candidate will be working as part of a team developing the curriculum and the assessment practices as the school moves towards MYP at KS3.

As part of the Technology Faculty at Island School, Food Technology is a successful and popular subject. Overall, we have two full-time Food specialists, a full-time Textiles specialist and two full-time Design and Technology staff in the department. We have two well-equipped kitchens, a large textiles room and several workshops for Design Technology. There are also many support staff working throughout the faculty helping to ensure working practices are efficient, hygienic and safe.

It is important to understand that the school will be undergoing redevelopment in the next year and the school will be decanting to two different sites and much more detail about this can be found on the school website

The department offers compulsory Key Stage 3 curriculum in both Food, Textiles and Design Technology in a rotation system. Then there are many different pathways at KS4 including GCSE and the school’s “Elements” programme. The Food and Textile Technology Department employs a wide range of teaching approaches as we are constantly reviewing and developing our curriculum to improve pedagogical approaches, expand and invent new contexts for learning, embedding Assessment for Learning practices and increasing the incorporation of ICT. The department prides itself of developing high quality practical skills in its students in a wide range of areas.
Requirements

The successful candidate should have:

• A relevant degree and postgraduate qualification

• An ability to teach Food Technology and Textiles up to KS4

• An enthusiastic and innovative approach to teaching Food and Textiles

• Excellent communication, ICT, administrative, interpersonal and time management skills.

• The ability to work as part of a team and contribute to the overall development of the department, its curriculum and resources.

• The desire and ability to realize the potential of students of all abilities.

• An awareness of current educational developments in the Food and Textiles Industry and the teaching of Food Technology.

• An awareness of current educational developments teaching of Food Technology and Textiles.

• A commitment to continual learning and professional development in the area of teaching and learning.

Applicants must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: 09 Mar 2017

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