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Food Technology Teacher - September Start - Maternity Cover

Job Description

Job Title: Food Technology Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Location: Watford, Secondary School

Start Date: September

Duration: Maternity Cover

About Us: We are hring for a vibrant and dynamic secondary school located in Watford, dedicated to providing an excellent education to our diverse student body. Our commitment to fostering a stimulating and inclusive learning environment extends to our Food Technology department, where we aim to inspire students to develop a passion for culinary arts and nutrition.

Job Description: We are seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Food Technology Teacher to join our team on a maternity cover basis from September. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering engaging and comprehensive lessons in food preparation, nutrition, and culinary skills to students aged 11-16. The role involves planning and delivering dynamic lessons that cater to a range of abilities, fostering a love for food and promoting healthy eating habits among our students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver creative and stimulating lessons in line with the national curriculum.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching strategies to engage and motivate students.
  • Provide constructive feedback to students to support their progress and development.
  • Create a safe and inclusive learning environment conducive to practical food preparation.
  • Manage resources effectively and maintain a well-equipped food technology classroom.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to contribute to the wider success of the department and school community.


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.
  • Specialism or strong background in Food Technology or related field.
  • Experience teaching Food Technology at secondary level is desirable but not essential.
  • Passion for promoting healthy eating and practical cooking skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students of all abilities.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on students' learning and wellbeing.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Maternity cover contract with potential for extension or permanent appointment.