For Teachers & Educators

Everything you need to deliver the curriculum through food and farming experiences — both on the farm and in classroom settings.

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LEAF Education works across the education, farming and food sectors to inspire, engage and mobilise farmers and teachers about the value of farming in a learning context.

We deliver practical training, resources and activities that help deliver curriculum-linked learning through food and farming experiences, both in and out of the classroom.

What we offer

Teacher train­ing & CPD

We offer train­ing days for teach­ers, includ­ing accred­it­ed ini­tial teacher train­ing (ITT) and var­i­ous CPD ses­sions, cov­er­ing all key stages. Or we can devel­op bespoke train­ing for your spe­cif­ic needs.

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Farm Vis­its for Pupils

With our net­work of trained farm­ers, we can help you plan and run safe, cur­ricu­lum-linked edu­ca­tion­al farm vis­its and oth­er days for your pupils in your local area.

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Vir­tu­al Farm Visits

Some­times it’s just not pos­si­ble to get your pupils phys­i­cal­ly out onto a farm. That’s why our net­work of trained farm­ers can also pro­vide vir­tu­al farm vis­its for you to deliv­er as part of a class­room experience.

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In-School Ses­sions

As well as bring­ing your pupils to the farm, phys­i­cal­ly or vir­tu­al­ly, our team of teach­ers and edu­ca­tion­al con­sul­tants also deliv­er in-school sessions.

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Free class­room resources

We pro­vide class­room resources through Coun­try­side Class­room, a data­base of free teach­ing resources that’s search­able by key­word, key stage and subject.

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Demon­stra­tion Schools

An ini­tia­tive to recog­nise pio­neer­ing schools which use farm­ing, food pro­duc­tion and the nat­ur­al envi­ron­ment top­ics with­in its cur­ricu­lum work­ing direct­ly with LEAF Edu­ca­tion Specialists.

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The Nation­al Com­pe­ti­tion in Food, Farm­ing and Nat­ur­al Envi­ron­ment 2023

The Nation­al Com­pe­ti­tion, for high achiev­ing stu­dents in year 9 – 11, aims to engage and inspire future gen­er­a­tions about food pro­duc­tion, the nat­ur­al envi­ron­ment and high­light the many career oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able in the land-based sector. 

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“The children really enjoyed the tour of the farm and being able to go into the field to see the animals close up; a real chance to get out of the classroom environment and continue learning.”

— Year 3 teacher

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Want to discuss bespoke training? Need help navigating our resources? Just want to know how to get started? Our team is here to help.

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LEAF Education Specialists

Our team of LEAF Education Specialists cover the whole of England and Wales and are here to support you.

Regional knowledge and expertise about what’s available in your area

Access to a wide regional network of teachers and farmers

Large portfolio of tried-and-tested learning content

Detailed knowledge of the education system, the curriculum and teacher training / CPD

Tailored, independent advice to help build activities and programmes that suit your school

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“It really opened my eyes to see how a farm is run as a multi-million pound business,and to think about all the decisions the farmer has to make, not just what crops to grow.”

— A-Level Business Studies student