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The Character Education Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) that exists to provide outstanding education in schools in Kent. The key aim of our Trust is to give young people the tools they need to be well qualified to achieve success and well-being, and to have choices in adult life.

We aim to help young people develop good character strengths, reach their academic potential and discover where they excel. We believe in ‘Building Character and Creating Opportunities.

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Food Technology/ Catering – Lead Teacher

LOCATION: Wrotham School
SCALE: Full MPS/ UPS range considered- Negotiable based on experience and suitability to the role

Job Summary

We are excited to advertise the full time position of Food Technology, Lead teacher to start in September 2022.

About the role

We are justifiably proud of our outstanding Food Technology/ Catering department which consistently delivers an engaging and inspirational curriculum whilst achieving the highest levels of student progress at GCSE and A Level. Our results are well above average and reflect the high standards of pedagogy and curriculum in the department.

This role includes the autonomy and responsibility to work with in the wider technology department with lead responsibilities for the food technology curriculum at all key stages. This allows for flexibility in direction of the courses, curriculum and delivery focus.

This role is suited to a candidate who is passionate about delivering a “real world” curriculum that student enjoy and engage with enthusiastically. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the future of Food Technology/ Catering at Wrotham School and to grow the department as the school expands and moves to our new buildings and facilities over the next 3 years.

Wrotham School is a highly successful school with high expectations of progress and character. We look after our staff and provide a rewarding and caring environment in which to work. This post is suitable for practitioners who are passionate about their subject and wish to work in a school where success is rewarded with both autonomy and competitive remuneration.

This post is suitable for ECT’s and we welcome their application. Equally, we also welcome applications from all ranges of experience.

Personal Specification


  • Experience of teaching Food Technology/ Catering or associated subjects in an educational environment.
  • We will also consider suitably qualified practitioners from industry with a suitable training related background.
  • A passion for exciting and engaging lessons that apply real world skills to creative projects.
  • A working understanding of assessment and moderation of KS4 qualifications.
  • A desire and determination to achieve outstanding results by working with all students to maximise their progress and attainment.
  • A commitment to our ethos as a recognised “School of Character”.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with staff across our small trust.
  • A general keenness and enthusiasm for extracurricular activity and school visits/ trips and enrichment activity.


  • A track record of success in teaching Food Technology at KS3/4/5.
    Experience of moderating Food Technology/ Catering coursework and exam papers at KS4 and 5.
    Exam board training and knowledge of a range of relevant qualifications.

In return the school offers:

  • A highly competitive salary for the appropriately skilled candidate.
  • Access to TLR opportunities in a range of areas based on individual skillset that can be discussed at interview.
  • An opportunity to be part of a high performing and happy staff team.
  • To be part of the development of food Technology resources and learning spaces at Wrotham School as we transfer to our exciting new building in 2024.
  • Excellent work life balance opportunities including flexible working, restricted working hours a culture of trust and autonomy.
  • Career development opportunities and pathways, in school and across our trust.
  • Regular and supportive line management


Please apply by completing one of the application forms below and by writing a letter of no more than one side explaining what skills and attributes you have that would make you the best person for this job.

Please email your application to Jan Wheeler:

Teaching Staff Application Form – Download

Support Staff Application Form – Download

Equal opportunities employer

Wrotham School is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and actively encourages applications from all potential candidates regardless of race, gender, sexuality and disability.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Contact Wrotham School

We highly recommend contacting us to arrange an informal visit to the school to fully understand what makes Wrotham School such a desirable place to work.

We reserve the right to close the post early should we be able to appoint a suitable applicant.

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If this role is of interest and you’re excited about building character and creating opportunities we want to hear from you.

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