Childcare & Food Technology Tutor

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  • The Elland Academy
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  • Required for April 2020
    Application Closes: 29/01/2020
    Interview Date: TBC
    Job Length: Permanent
  • Weeks of work: 39
    Days of work: 5
    Hours of work: 32.5
  • Post: Childcare & Food Technology Tutor
    Salary: TUTOR 1 - £23,015.00 to TUTOR 6 - £31,812.00 Pro-rata
    Responsible to: Assistant Principal
About Delta Academies Trust

Purpose of the job:

The Elland Academy are looking to appoint a Childcare & Food Technology Tutor to join our Academy in April 2020. 

The successful candidate must be able to teach students in Childcare and Fodd Technology to KS4 students.

The Elland Academy is an Alternative Provision Free School catering for schools and academies across Leeds, Wakefield and Kirklees. At the Elland, the child is at the centre of everything we do. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that supports the various needs of the learners that come to us. Our learning is highly personalised to match student needs and is supported by a specialist team of staff to cater for learners aged 4-19 years. Our academy is a welcoming, safe and caring environment that successfully nurtures the needs of every member of its community. We aim to support our students to feel valued and enabled to make positive choices regarding their learning and interactions with others. We are driven by our values of respect for all, high aspirations and providing positive experiences to ensure success for all our young people and to transition them into life as responsible members of society. At the Elland, we believe all students can achieve.

Inclusion is integral to Delta Academies Trust and we have a zero exclusion policy in our schools. Our Alternative Provision Free Schools will widen the opportunities to succeed and achieve for all learners who experience challenge in mainstream provision. This includes children that are subject to one off, short-term or rare difficulties, to extreme SEBD pupils and pupils on the low end of the autistic spectrum. In addition the provision will provide additional capacity for vulnerable, disadvantaged, disaffected pupils who are not sustaining age related progress and are at risk of exclusion. Our provision will cater for 4 – 18 year olds.


  • To promote and be committed to the academy’s aims and objectives
  • To maintain and contribute to the development of academies policies
  • To promote and be committed to securing high expectations for learning and the raising of achievement
  • Within school and subject policies, to:
    • Effectively teach National and School Curricula
    • Set appropriate homework
    • Mark work, assess, record and report student progress
    • Provide a stimulating learning environment
    • Have due regard for maintaining health and safety and security in the area s/he uses
    • Contribute to department and school enrichment programmes
  • To ensure that procedures for use of equipment and materials conform to Health and Safety requirements and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and other current legislation are adhered to.
  • To take responsibility within a team based model of management for the design, development, delivery and quality assurance of a highly flexible curriculum and associated resources.
  • To contribute to the organisation and monitoring of student work placement, industrial/educational visits and other externally organised learning opportunities as appropriate.
  • To provide guidance and support which encourages students to achieve and progress in accordance with the opportunities for training needs, academic progression and lifelong learning.

    Area of Responsibility and Key Tasks


    Teach allocated students by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through: 

    • identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed
    • setting tasks which challenge students and ensure high levels of interest
    • setting appropriate and demanding expectations
    • setting clear targets, building on prior attainment
    • identifying SEN or very able students
    • providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge
    • making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study
    • ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time
    • using a variety of teaching methods to:
      • monitoring and intervene to ensure sound learning and discipline
      • match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary
      • use effective questioning, listen carefully to students, give attention to errors and misconceptions
      • select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, I.C.T. and other sources
    • ensure students acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught
    • evaluate their own teaching critically to improve effectiveness
    • work effectively within a staff team to ensure the success of all students



    • take account of students' needs by providing structured learning opportunities which develop the areas of learning identified in national and local policies and particularly the foundations for literacy and numeracy
    • encourage students to think and talk about their learning, develop self-control and independence, concentrate and persevere, and listen attentively
    • use a variety of teaching strategies which involve planned adult intervention, first-hand experience and play and talk as a vehicle for learning
    • Manage parents and other adults in the classroom  


    • assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching
    • mark and monitor students' work and set targets for progress
    • assess and record students' progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the student is achieving
    • Prepare and present informative reports to parents


    • have a working knowledge of teachers' professional standards, duties and legal liabilities
    • operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the academy
    • establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct
    • endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations
    • contribute to the corporate life of the academy through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the academy
    • take responsibility for their own professional development and duties in relation to academy policies and practices
    • liaise effectively with parents and governors

Other specific duties 

  • To undertake any other duty as specified by the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document not mentioned in the above
  • To comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in the job description

Experience and Knowledge

Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate


  • Tutor Qualification
  • The ability to be an excellent classroom practitioner
  • Understanding of health and safety issues and good practice
  • NVQ level 3 or above in Childcare and Food Technology
  • Effective planning and teaching
  • Effective behaviour management
  • An ability to demand high standards
  • Work independently and be a team player
  • An ability to develop good working relationships with students and staff
  • Effective time-management
  • The ability to meet deadlines
  • Good ICT skills
  • Commitment to self and team development
  • Work in ways that promote equality of opportunity, participation, diversity and responsibility
  • A commitment to abide by and promote the Academy’s Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety and Child Protection policies
  • The post holder will require an enhanced DBS check if offered the position


  • PGCE/Cert Ed
  • Previous experience of working with young people
  • Experience of delivering similar courses
  • An awareness of current issues in Food Technology