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Teach Food Academy (non specialists)
Didn’t train to teach food? Come from another subject?
Feeling unsure of teaching practical food lessons and
concerned about techniques and management of students and rooms in these fast paced lessons? Look no further, this is the course for you! Join like-minded NON-SPECIALIST FOOD TEACHERS for this 4 day course to share best practice, top tips and great ideas when working in the food room.
This is a series of 4 one day training events during 2015/16 to support non-specialists. It is envisaged that most delegates will attend all four; if all four events are booked in advance then a discount will be applied. You are also welcome to attend single events.
This programme of training is based on face to face interactive sessions with a wide range of skills being covered, but ensuring how to deliver these appropriately to students. We aim to build delegates self-esteem and competency in practical application through providing practical skills training and guided learning...bringing the Wow factor into your classroom!
All delegates will receive access to a digital delegate folder with all the presentations, useful handouts and resources.
Further information Suzanne.Gray@foodteacherscentre.co.uk Phone 07766 168768
4 Day series 9.30 - 3.30
£135 +VAT 1 day [Book all 4 days - PAY £95 for day 4]
Day 1 Tues 22nd March
Day 2 Weds 23rd March
Day 3 Tues 17th May
Day 4 Tues 18th May
You are also welcome to mix and match with our London events if you miss any days to need alternative dates -
Thursday 23rd June, Friday 24th June, Tuesday 12th July, Weds 13th July
DAY 1 Food Preparation and Cooking Skills
What is Cooking and Nutrition? What’s happening in food teaching and how will this affect your role?
Ensuring that the room is safe to work in – knowing about the key systems and processes needed.
Delivering practical lessons – smooth operations! Planning practical lessons; demonstration techniques; tasting, testing and food experiments; reviewing the skills and techniques that need to be taught; safe use of large and small equipment ; weighing and measuring
Providing support with "what if" scenarios so that all students can succeed in achieving quality end products
Teaching and learning overview with cross curricular links
DAY 2: Food in the Curriculum
Understanding the principles of managing food lessons in a whole school curriculum
Understand how food contributes as a cross curricular area to the whole school food policy (and work effectively with colleagues in PE, Science and other areas to develop a consistent approach to food education across the school)
Your role in changing attitudes and behaviour in relation to healthy diets
Managing teaching and learning in practical food lessons – structuring activities, demonstrations, identifying risks in advance and managing safety, managing groups, planning time within lessons
DAY 3: Nutrition and Food Science part 1
Using the Eatwell Plate;
Energy and nutrients
Nutritional needs for different groups
Aspects of food choice
Colloidal systems: in food products
Resources to support effective teaching – equipment, learning resources, support staff.
Planning follow up activities
DAY 4: Nutrition and Food Science part 2
Plus Managing the food room
Raising the profile of the subject for KS4 options.
Further development of knowledge and application of understanding to healthy eating and nutrition
Cooking techniques and application and transfer of heat
Multi-cultural cooking and constraints
Review of examples of good practice and sharing of experiences
How to show and track pupil progression
Top survival tips!
Suzanne Gray has taught food for 37 years, including Catering, Design and Technology: Food; Home Economics: Food and Nutrition; Textiles and Child Development, in various roles as Head of Department, 2nd in Faculty and Design and Technology faculty Director. She was involved in several national initiatives, as
Licence to Cook Lead Practitioner Trainer;
Trainer for HLTA Secondary (Specialist Food) Essex ;
Let’s Get Cooking Club Co-ordinator;
Food in Schools Primary Trainer;
CIEH accredited trainer for Food safety levels 1 & 2 , and Healthier Food and Special Diets Level 1
Teacher training PGCE Programme in Essex, mentoring trainee teachers
How to Book
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All of these events are ticket only and payable IN ADVANCE. The Food Teachers Centre automates these bookings via credit card. When you book you will receive by email a full VAT invoice/receipt.
PLEASE NOTE your booking confirmation and ticket will be emailed to both the delegate and person purchasing. If you do not receive your ticket it is most commonly caused by typing your email address incorrectly, or it is in your SPAM folder. Please check your booking carefully. It is VERY important that your school finance manager supplies your full name and PERSONAL- SCHOOL email so that we are able to send you joining instructions and further details. If we only receive the ‘school office’ email address, we have found in the past that this delays information getting to you or information is not passed on.
If you have any queries,
Contact Suzanne Gray Suzanne.Gray@foodteacherscentre.co.uk Phone 07766 168768
please ask via the Eventbrite site messaging, and leave your phone number or email so that we can contact you easily.
Terms and conditions
Once booked, if you cannot come You can send someone else, but you may not get a refund unless we can resell your ticket, but we are happy to transfer your booking if there is space on another event.
The draft programme might be subject to change. We would always endeavor to run the day as advertised.
About the Food Teachers Centre
FOOD TEACHER CENTRE is a UK based self-help group founded by Louise T Davies in 2013 and supported by experienced associates. It provides a platform to exchange best practice, give advice and support to less experienced teachers, answering practical concerns and keeping them abreast of the latest curriculum changes. A one-stop shop for like-minded professionals who seek help and information. It is free to take part and is facilitated through a closed on-line group, safeguarding the conversations of the teaching staff.
The idea of a 'Teacher's Centre' is a response to the lack of local and national specialist support and diminishing Continuing Professional Development with the demise of local authority advisers ASTs, lead practitioners and supporting organisations.
The Centre utilises new technologies, not requiring a physical space in new times, but providing the same high quality service that our traditional teachers centres were recognised for.
The Food Teachers Centre is a place of
creative and innovative ideas and action
learning and sharing
To join the closed group, simply visit www.facebook.com/groups/foodteachers
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