Food Teachers Centre is a UK based self-help group founded by Louise T Davies in 2013 and supported by experienced Associates and volunteers. 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 conversation of the teaching staff. This proactive group has nearly 3000 Food Teachers taking part.
The idea of a "Teachers 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.
Food Teachers Centre hosts regional and national events reaching around 2000 secondary food teachers each year, works with all the major government agencies ( Ofsted, Department for Education, School Food Plan ) and partnering with key industry representatives ( Agriculture Horticulture Development Board, Chilled Food Association, Institute of Food Science and Technology, Springboard UK ) to promote its aim of better food teaching.
Our team offers a range of consultancy services at a national , local authority and school level;
creating and writing new teaching resources for food education
helping local authorities plan training events
providing speakers and workshop leaders
working alongside teachers to improve exam results