Posted: 7th September 2021

We are delighted that award-winning teacher, Mr Joe Mann, is joining us in September as Head of Food and Nutrition.

Mr Mann – who currently holds the same position at Torquay Girls’ Grammar School – was named ‘Best Teacher in England’ by the British Nutrition Foundation in their 2020 Education Awards for championing Food and Nutrition.

Previously, he has won both ‘Devon Teacher of the Year’ and the award for ‘Best School Food Education’ in Devon.

Set to take over from Mrs Yvonne Mackey, who is moving to a teaching role in Dubai, he said he was “extremely excited” with the new appointment.

“I know I have some very big shoes to fill after Yvonne has done such a fabulous job, but I am really looking forward to the opportunity of teaching at Queen’s.”

Mr Mann has developed resource materials for both primary and secondary schools and written Food and Nutrition teacher training modules for the Department for Education (DfE).

He was also commissioned for a series of educational teaching films for GCSE examining body AQA and presented educational films for GCSE publishers Hodder Education (all filmed at Queen’s with Mrs Mackey).

Mr Mann is also Senior Associate of the country’s largest network of Food Teachers and has been a consultant advisor for the Department for Education (DfE) and two All-Party Parliamentary Groups.

He is pictured with Mrs Mackey on a visit to Queen’s.

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