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.

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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.

We don’t have any events planned just now but our team of experienced educators can create tailored experiences for your specific needs.

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Bespoke Training

As well as tailoring our sample training courses to your needs, our team of LEAF Education Specialists 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 LEAF Education Specialists 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