Ref 174779
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 1st September 2021 
Closing Date no later than 12 noon 16/04/2021 
Cop Lane , Penwortham , Preston , Lancashire , PR1 0SR
Tel: 01772 743399
School website:
Roll: 776
The Governors wish to appoint an excellent classroom practitioner to join our outstanding Creative Arts and Technology faculty. The successful applicant will be joining a large team of subject specialists, with the opportunity to work and develop professionally alongside teachers of Computing, Art and the suite of Technology subjects. This post is suitable for a well-qualified, enthusiastic and passionate teacher of Food Technology who will also be expected to teach effectively across the faculty.

The already-impressive Food Technology suite will undergo a further programme of refurbishment and capital investment this summer, which means that the successful candidate will have enviable, up-to-date resources at their disposal. Until recently, Food Technology was a high-profile subject in school and has been an extremely popular option choice at GCSE. We are now looking for someone with the passion and vision to restore this subject's popularity and take it to new heights. The successful applicant will also be responsible for creating and delivering an exciting and inclusive co-curricular programme, inspiring students through educational visits, clubs and making strong links with employers.

Penwortham Girls' High School is a popular, oversubscribed school, graded as outstanding in every category in its last Ofsted inspection. Ofsted recognised the "culture geared towards success and excellence in achievement throughout the school." The inspectors commented on the "consistently high quality of teaching" whilst noting that "staff are as concerned for students' personal well-being as they are about their academic success."

Please note that the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.
Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.
Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

Mrs Joanne Bennett, Head of Faculty
Mr John Ramsdale, Senior Assistant Headteacher

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

The Headteacher c/o the School. Application forms and further details are available on the school's website or see attached. Completed letter and application form should be returned to school marked FAO Business Manager

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.