The Food Teacher team, which includes several qualified and experienced teachers, work with schools in various ways depending on staff and pupil needs, funding and priority. Many schools utilise grants and external support to work with The Food Teacher.
The team has extensive experience working with both Primary and Secondary schools offering advisory support, developing curriculum content, schemes of work, assessment, policy development, mentoring staff and model and team teaching. Measuring the impact of the support is an inclusive aspect of her work. Some wider school projects such as ‘The Fleetwood Young Chef of the Year Award’ have been created for greater community impact and have received positive feedback from stake holders, teachers, parents and pupils.
The team also review or develop school menus, help facilitate ‘Pupil Voice’ groups, plan themed school food and nutrition days or workshops for children and parents, set up school farmers markets and can help establish local community partnerships, e.g. with sports professionals, farmers and allotments.
In 2015 Katharine published the award winning ‘No Kitchen Cookery for Primary Schools’ which was written for schools with limited or no kitchen access to deliver an aspect of the Cooking and Nutrition National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2 within classrooms. The book aims to give teachers an outline for cookery lessons with objectives, outcomes and assessment opportunities clearly identified and provides straightforward easy to follow recipes. This book was a UK finalist in the Professional category at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016. A companion book ‘Heat-Free and Healthy’ is also available.
Katharine has also co-authored ‘Now we’re cooking’ with colleague Marie Reynolds and Tim Baker (Head Teacher at Charlton Manor Primary School). The book provides teachers with exemplary lessons which have proved engaging and motivational for pupils. They are designed to serve as a starting point to transforming your curriculum delivery. The book has also received wider acclaim and includes a foreword from ‘Jamie Oliver’, MBE.
Katharine has also developed a programme focused on helping 6th form students understand the transition from school life to University. This looks at some of the challenges they may face, and how nutrition can help them deal with the adjustments in lifestyle and stress. For further info contact ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
The Food Teacher clinic can provide consultations and will work with individual children and their families through schools to improve nutrition to reduce obesity risk, improve concentration, attendance (boosting immunity) and behaviour.
Please contact The Food Teacher to discuss your needs further