Horticulture Teacher

Northamptonshire, NN10 Jessica Besnard
All/Full Time £28,000.00 - £40,000.00

Posted 2 months ago

The Horticulture Teacher is responsible for developing and implementing hands-on gardening and plant care curriculum for students at our MLD school. This is a full-time teaching position requiring planning all lessons, activities, and demonstrations independently.

The school are looking for an Horticulture Teacher to support their students to learn about planets and the outdoors to thrive in the environment. Being able to support children with SEND needs to learn about horticultural environments and give individuals a sense of belonging and focus.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Horticulture Teacher:

- Design engaging daily lesson plans for students to learn horticulture skills like sowing, planting, watering, weeding, composting, pruning, pest management, etc.

- Create semester and yearly curriculum maps to cover key learning objectives for botany, plant growth, gardening methods, etc. based on climate and seasons.

- Research and stay up-to-date on best practices for sustainable gardening, plant health and nutrition, organic pest control, and related environmental topics.

- Prepare all materials and tools needed for gardening lessons and demonstrations. Set up and maintain garden beds, greenhouse, and all growing areas.

- Supervise and guide students one-on-one or in small groups as they participate in hands-on gardening activities. Provide instruction and feedback.

- Teach students how to identify common plants and vegetables, understand their optimal growing conditions, and harvest produce.

- Instruct students on techniques for propagating, pruning, and caring for plants in an indoor classroom nursery during off-season months.

- Collaborate with cafeteria staff to incorporate produce grown by students into school meals.

- Communicate with parents/guardians to provide updates on each student's progress in the gardening program.

- Participate in regular professional development to continue enhancing horticulture and teaching practices.

Requirements of a Horticulture Teacher:

- Extensive knowledge of plant care, gardening, and landscaping

- Patient, engaging educator who connects well with students

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Creative self-starter able to plan curriculum and lessons independently

Salary : £135 - 160 a day

Contract : Long Term to Permanent Role Available

Hours : 8:30 till 4:30 - Monday to Friday


Don't miss out on joining one of Northamptonshire's outstanding SEN team! Get in touch with Simply Education today to explore current vacancies in more details and take the next step. I look forward to helping you progress in your SEN career!

If you are interested in the role please contact Jess our experienced SEND consultant who can help you with more details on 01604 372 495 or email your CV to jessica@simplyeducation.co.uk

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