Teacher of Food

Job Title:
Teacher of Food

Contract Type:
Permanent – Full-time/Part-time/Training considered

Level & Salary

Biddenham is an 11-19, oversubscribed school that, as we expand, is entering the next phase of its development. Due to our popularity, and as part of our £4.5 million building programme, we need to grow and strengthen our already high performing staff team who, by 2025, will be working with 1600 students.

We seek to appoint a well-qualified, creative and inspirational Teacher of Food to start September 2022. The ability to teach Health & Social Care would be an advantage.

As a school we are keen to raise the profile of Food as a subject and a fresh approach and innovative ideas are a must. The successful candidate will join a small, friendly team which is supported by an experienced Food Technician. Food is taught as a compulsory subject in years 7 and 8. The lessons are themed to support the creative curriculum on a half termly rotation model. GCSE Food is studied across years 9 to 11.

Students are given time and encouragement to develop their practical skills and to explore their creativity. In addition to timetabled hours, we offer catch-up sessions after school each week. This allows students to revisit what they have learnt and either improve or catch-up on their controlled assessment assignments. In Food, at least 50% of the time is devoted to students developing and practising their practical skills and students are encouraged to try out new dishes and styles.

The successful candidate will be an excellent and approachable classroom practitioner, able to adapt learning in order to secure the best outcomes for all learners. Above all else, the successful candidate should be enthusiastic about their work with young people and have a genuine concern for their development as individuals. The school has well established systems for tracking student progress and all teachers benefit from being part of a whole school collaborative teaching and learning approach.

The school sees the form tutor as a key role in the support, development and welfare of the students and teachers are expected to undertake this role with the same standards and commitment as their subject role.

We have established mentoring programmes for new and recently qualified teachers and we will consider applications from those with a Food/Hospitality related degree wishing to train as well as NQTs/ECTs.

Biddenham – ‘Opening Minds – Transforming Lives’.

Biddenham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, Children’s Barred List check, References and other checks.

Application and Contact:
Job description and application forms are available to download from the School’s website at www.biddenham.beds.sch.uk. Please email applications for the attention of Julie Shepherd to hr@biddenham.beds.sch.uk.

Closing date:  Monday 16th May 2022 at 9.00am

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