What is the Primary Food in Schools training?
It is about training and curriculum development; it is not a competition or short lived scheme.
Your trainer will introduce you to the overall aims of Primary Food in Schools, highlight its links with the Healthy Schools programme and provide an overview of the QCA scheme of work. You will also discuss basic food safety, health & hygiene, the tools, techniques and processes required to teach basic practical food skills to primary age children. You will also look at the Eatwell Plate and resources to help you teach about healthy food choices.
This will then be followed over the course of the workshop by a series of practical sessions, based around popular units of work.
The Primary Food in Schools training is available through 2 day or 1 day training options. Your local trainer will provide further details of the planned training and dates.
This differs in schools and may depend on the size and structure of the teaching and support staff. Quite often the Design and Technology subject leader attends training but we have also trained science and PSHE leaders. Higher level teaching assistants are very welcome to attend the training.
The training should be disseminated when you return to school so that all the staff benefit and there is a common approach to food education; this will also help with your Whole School Food Policy.
The training is DCSF funded; that means the training is free to all primary schools in England.
Click HERE to see the list of trainers in your region. Training events are held throughout the year but are limited to 10 teachers per session so BOOK EARLY to secure your place.