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Teacher Training

We deliver a range of free training opportunities across Scotland. 

The aim of our training programme is to raise awareness of how farming works and encourage more interdisciplinary work round using food, farming and the countryside as topics for teaching.

Focus on Food teacher training event

As part of this event we are holding a teacher training session on 26th September.  This training is aimed at upper primary/lower secondary teachers and will cover regional cheeses, cereals and oils, growing with an expert and wild food/outdoor cooking. 

The event is free if you are interested please complete and return the form that can be found here: EDDS Booking Form 2015

Good Food Champions teacher training accredited by General Teaching Council

Teachers in the Grampian area can now become “Good Food Champions” by completing a new free GTC accredited training programme designed to engage teachers with all aspects of food from the soil to the plate.

Recruitment is now open for September uptake for teachers to take part in this unique one year programme which includes site visits, hands on learning, peer learning and self-led enquiry as well as guidance for experts in the industry.
The programme is a joint collaboration between - The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET), University of Aberdeen/Rowett Institute, National Museum of Scotland, Scotland’s Rural University College (SRUC), Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Focus on Food, Soil Association, Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) and Crichton Carbon Centre – who provide a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field. 

Professional Recognition from the General Teaching Council recognises the enhanced, significant and sustained enquiry a teacher has undertaken and the development of their professional learning in a particular area. The award of Professional Recognition recognises the expertise and accomplishment of the teacher.

For more information or to book your place please contact us on 0131 335 6290

We also offer sessions around the following areas :

1 Story of where food comes from farm to fork - a basic menu of activities for the journey foods take from the farm to the plate.

2  Links to curriculum areas – targeted training looking at how farming links to specific areas of the curriculum for both primary and secondary schools for example linking farms to numeracy.

3 Keeping chickens – an information session for schools interested in finding out more about what this involves and getting to the answers to all the questions you might have

4 Soils – make the most of the resource under your feet!  This session will provide ideas for using soil in school and encourage links to farm visits.

5 Growing – what, where, when and how.  We cover growing in schools and tailor sessions to your requirements. 

6 Countryside Ambassadors – long term training for teachers with a keen interest in developing skills in the food, farming and the countryside over the school year. 

We are also available to support learning events for teachers in schools.

For further information on training opportunities please contact our Learning and Development Co-ordinator on 0131 335 6290

All RHET training events are FREE however, booking is essential. If you would like to book on to any of the events above please contact Sara Smith by email or by phone 0131 335 6290.