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Chef / BTEC Cooking Teacher

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by Anonymous

Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire United Kingdom
Travel & Tourism
Immediate Start
£24k - £29k Annual
Full-Time
Chef/BTEC Cooking Teacher

Our client is recruiting for a SEMH BTEC Cooking Teacher/Chef to work with KS3 & 4 students with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). This role is a permanent position starting January 2019. They are a small independent school that specialises in working with SEMH students. They are ideally looking for someone who has some experience working within this field, and will consider unqualified teachers with relevant experience. The kitchen has just been partially renovated and the rest of the teaching takes place off site at a number of different locations, including the libraries, offices and local gyms and parks.

About the Role

Cooking lunch for the day 15-40 people per day (the site currently has 11 students and 5 staff but they are looking to expand rapidly)
Organising healthy, balanced menus
Teaching BTEC cooking to students in small groups of 1 or 2
To mentor and build strong and successful relationships with KS3/4 children aged between 11 and 16 (with potential to increase to 18/19 in the near future)
Working with a small, but solid, team of teaching staff
Permanent position starting January 2019
Suitable for someone who can drive
Salary starting at £24,000 for Unqualified Teacher; Qualified Teacher starts at £29,000
Being responsible for planning and delivery of the BTEC Cooking program

About the school

A small independent specialist school for students with SEMH
Less than 15 students currently attend the school, but the school is looking to expand to 30 over the coming years
A new leadership team has recently taken over and are putting the school in a position to achieve Good within the next 6 months and progress rapidly beyond that
Students' behaviour is challenging and they have a low level of learning
Lessons are taught on site in small groups but a substantial amount of teaching takes place on a 1:1 basis, and these generally take place off site at a number of publicly accessed locations
Small team of teaching staff, who have excellent relationships with the students (no more than 10 staff in total)
Expansion plans are in place, and a new space for learning is being acquired in the New Year
Located in the Hertfordshire area (easily accessible by a 40 minute train journey from central London and 30 minutes from Cambridge)

In order to be considered for this role, the SEMH Teacher will need to meet the following criteria:

Bachelor of Education / PGCE / or equivalent teaching degree with QTS (unqualified teachers with SEMH experience will also be considered for this role)
Proven experience teaching the UK, or an equivalent, curriculum
NQTs and/or OS-trained teachers are welcome to apply
Have strong communication, literacy and numeracy skills
Prior experience working with students with social, emotional and mental health needs (preferred)
Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa)
Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS/police checks

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply ASAP.

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