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Teacher of Food Technology - Maternity Cover

Teacher of Food Technology – Maternity Cover


(depending on experience)

September / October / November (flexible for right candidate) 2023

Full Time

The Elizabethan Academy is a successful 11-19 Academy, with sixth form. Students and staff benefit from the excellent facilities. We are looking for an individual to share our commitment and determination to providing a learning environment that enables all young people to thrive for this maternity cover position.

We have all-encompassing professional development opportunities with a structured path to enable career progression. This includes secondments at other schools in the East Midlands and staff coaching. We are also a “Brilliant School” and have recently been awarded the Wellbeing Award for Schools. Our succession planning strategy seeks to provide a variety of leadership opportunities from temporary projects to secondments. We have some exciting opportunities arising to start in September which the successful candidate could apply for.

This maternity cover post would suit an NQT as well as a more experienced applicant.

The successful candidate will join a hardworking, forward thinking and supportive department at an exciting time. We are able to offer teaching from KS3 through to KS5.  We have excellent CPD opportunities and are part of the Redhill Teaching Alliance. We work closely with our feeder primary schools and the successful candidate will have scope for working across the phase.

The Academy also has an off-site alternate provision centre at the beautiful Idle Valley Nature reserve which could provide the successful candidate with an exciting opportunity to be involved in something a little bit different.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be passionate about teaching Food Technology and committed to achieving excellent results for their students
  • ability to teach KS3, KS4 and KS5
  • demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the academy and its students can achieve
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils
  • be committed to the Academy’s ethos of high expectations with no excuses

The Academy is committed to equality of experience for all staff and students.  We operate safer recruitment, robust child protection procedures and require evidence of DBS clearance for all employees. Checks will also be made with previous employers. 

Please apply by sending your completed application and cover letter to Director of HR, Helen Upson by email to You can contact Helen with any queries or for application assistance by email or on the telephone - 01777 713705.

Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed by appointment.

Closing date for applications

10am on 5th June 2023

Interviews w/c 12th June 2023