Location
Reading
Advertising Salary
up to £19,500 Term Time Plus Benefits

About The Role

The Mile House Therapeutic School is a nurturing and friendly school where everyone is valued and respected as individuals. We provide pupils with education in order for them to progress and succeed in a calm, safe and understanding setting. We restore confidence in an inspiring learning culture with opportunities and experiences to ensure pupils are encouraged, supported and challenged, as they develop a love of learning. All pupils in the school have complex learning and behavioural needs and all have Education, Health and Care plans that are supported through the careful planning and delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum.

What you will be doing:

· To provide healthy meals for pupils and staff using nutritious ingredients

· Provision of nutritional and healthy meals, following the Healthy Schools Policy.

· Catering for pupil’s special diets.

· Provision of refreshments to visitors.

· Provision of meals for staffing events such as Inset days

· Maintaining adequate stock control of food supplies.

· Comprise weekly menus in liaison with Headteacher

· Preparation, cooking, baking and serving of food (including menu planning and portion control.)

· Control of hygiene, health and safety.

· Ensuring equipment is maintained.

· Correct and safe use of all kitchen equipment.

· Maintaining hygienic disposal of waste food etc.

· Support prep and clear down of lunches

About You

We are looking for a cook with a great understanding of the relationship food and nutrients have with how it makes you feel. You will be  confident to deliver high standards and maintain enjoyable menus in line with our schools budget. You will have a full understanding of COSHH HACCP and all kitchen standards.

Successful candidates will support the school’s vision, values and ethos and will want to embrace all aspects of our therapeutic school life.

We place high value on individualised professional development, regardless of career path for all staff and so an interest in, and commitment to, continuing professional development is also key.

About Us

The Mile House Therapeutic School specialises in meeting the needs of children and young people experiencing social emotional mental health difficulties, including those who are neuro diverse or those with learning difficulties which put their emotional and mental health at risk.

We place an equal emphasis on the educational, social, and psychological development of our children and young people and the school’s ethos and curriculum approach has been developed with wellbeing and aspiration for all at its core. To discover more about the school, please visit www.themilehousetherapeuticschool.co.uk

Calcot Services for Children are committed to ensuring that all positions are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Calcot services for Children are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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