Catering Teacher/Cooking Teacher

Qualified Teacher - Chelmsford, Essex

Ref: 5178Friday 10 May 2024

£31,000 - £40,000

Are you passionate about teaching culinary skills to students in a supportive and therapeutic environment? Parker Smith Inclusion has partnered with a new SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) and trauma-based therapeutic school in South Woodham Ferrers, and we're seeking a dedicated Catering Teacher to join their team.


Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Type: Permanent
Salary: £31,000 to £40,000


The School: All of the pupils have education, health and care (EHC) plans for their adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. This is a brand new site for an established and "outstanding" group of schools


About the Role: As a Catering Teacher, you'll have the opportunity to teach and inspire students with SEMH needs, utilizing innovative teaching methods to engage learners in practical cooking and catering skills. You'll work collaboratively with the school's multidisciplinary team to create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment, where students can develop valuable life skills alongside their academic studies.



  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)/QTLS or teacher training with experience teaching catering or related subjects.
  • Passion for working with students with SEMH needs and a commitment to their holistic development.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of learners in a therapeutic setting.



  • Competitive salary and career progression opportunities
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students with SEMH needs.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment with opportunities for professional development.
  • Vitality's private healthcare package which includes health, medical and dental insurance, lifestyle benefits, heavily-discounted gym membership and various rewards
  • Apple MacBook to use at school and at home
  • Free daily lunch, cooked by our outstanding school chefs
  • Opportunities for high-quality professional development, career progression and outstanding performance awards and bonus


If you're ready to join a dynamic team and contribute to the success of students in a therapeutic school setting, apply now with Parker Smith Inclusion!


If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this. By applying for this role, you are consenting to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements

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