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Thoughts on food

DOES a teacher of food technology need to be qualified in the subject and in the use of specialist equipment?

No. As far as I am aware, there is no equipment commonly in use in teaching this subject for which a specialist qualification is required. One does not need to be qualified in te subject to teach it. The onus is on the head to ensure that a non-specialist teacher has the professional

competence.

This does not discharge the teacher concerned from a professional duty of care in ensuring that appropriate health and safety precautions are in place.

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