Teacher train­ing & CPD

With our accred­it­ed ITT and CPD cours­es, you’ll learn how to engage your pupils with the food and farm­ing sec­tors and how to run safe, cur­ricu­lum-linked activ­i­ties on a farm.

We provide accredited training days for teachers and educators to deliver the curriculum through food and farming experiences — both on the farm and in classroom settings.

The skills you’ll learn will help you deliver high quality education across a broad and balanced curriculum.

These training days can be offered as bespoke courses designed specifically for you and your school, working across all Key Stages at Primary and Secondary Level (including GCSE and A Level).

All training is designed and delivered by fully-qualified teachers from our team who know how to translate food, farming and the environment into practical training and ideas for teachers across all subject areas.

What you can learn

How food and farming can enrich teaching across the curriculum

What resources are available

How to develop whole-school approaches to healthy eating and a connection with the outdoors

How to run safe, curriculum-linked days outside the classroom with our network of accredited farmers

How to incorporate the topics of food, farming and the countryside appropriately for your subject and Key Stage, from early years to A level

How outdoor learning experiences can be incorporated into other subjects such as English, Science and Maths

Our courses

These are the upcoming dates for our standard training courses. If you can't find one running near you on a suitable date, get in touch as we can run them on-demand. Each one can also be tailored to the individual requirements of your school, or we can prepare completely bespoke activities suitable for different settings, needs and requirements. Contact us for a detailed discussion.

Teacher CPD

Helping Everyone Eat better; online training linking food to the school curriculum. Today’s students are increasingly aware of issues surrounding food and food choices. Working in collaboration with Sainsbury’s, LEAF Education has produced a series of resources linking food to important issues such as sustainability and healthy eating. This online training is intended to introduce these resources, demonstrate how food can be linked to many aspects of the curriculum mainly Personal, Social and Emotional development, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design and provide you with a whole range of practical ideas to use in the classroom.

Teacher CPD

Today’s students are increasingly aware of issues surrounding food and food choices. Working in collaboration with Sainsbury’s LEAF Education has produced a series of resources linking food to important issues such as sustainability and healthy eating.

This online training is intended to introduce these resources, demonstrate how food can be linked to many aspects of the curriculum (from science and geography to PSHE and art) and provide you with a whole range of practical ideas to use in the classroom.

Teacher CPD

Today’s students are increasingly aware of issues surrounding food and food choices. Working in collaboration with Sainsbury’s LEAF Education has produced a series of resources linking food to important issues such as sustainability and healthy eating.

This online training is intended to introduce these resources, demonstrate how food can be linked to many aspects of the curriculum (from science and geography to PSHE and art) and provide you with a whole range of practical ideas to use in the classroom.

Teacher CPD

Today’s students are increasingly aware of issues surrounding food and food choices. Working in collaboration with Sainsbury’s LEAF Education has produced a series of resources linking food to important issues such as sustainability and healthy eating.

This online training is intended to introduce these resources, demonstrate how food can be linked to many aspects of the curriculum (from science and geography to PSHE and art) and provide you with a whole range of practical ideas to use in the classroom.

Teacher CPD

Learn how to teach children in the Early Years about food, farming and the natural environment through the new 2021 curriculum. The main areas of the EYFS that we will cover are Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Maths and Understanding the World but we will discuss many other curriculum links. The session will focus on the 3-4 year old and Reception age bands.

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Bespoke Training

As well as tailoring our sample training courses to your needs, our team of Regional Education Consultants can develop entirely bespoke training for your school.

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Matched to your CDP goals

Options for both university PGCE courses and school initial teacher training

Access broad training for a whole-school, cross-curricular initiative, or very focussed training for a specific subject group

Have our Regional Education Consultants create specific resources for or support, plan and co-deliver initiatives such as science week

Training designed and delivered by fully-qualified teachers from our team

“The most important part of the day, for me, was the planning aspects of a farm visit which covered so many curriculum areas. Looking around the farm was very interesting and gave an insight into what could be achieved from a visit.”

— Trainee teacher