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GCSE Best Practice (EDUQAS Altrincham)


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GCSE Best Practice EDUQAS - Altrincham

Presenters: Simon Gray and (Food Teachers Centre Senior Associate) and Natalie Eastwood, Altrincham College

Each workshop focuses on a particular exam course. There are two parts to the day. In the morning, you will work alongside an experienced teacher practitioner who guides you through how they have successfully planned and taught the course, how they have addressed issues and gained good performance from their students. The afternoon is a hands-on practical skills session to develop your knowledge understanding and personal skills.


Planning and teaching your exam course - Natalie, Eastwood, Altrincham College

- What Year 9 looks like to prepare for the exam course

- How to approach options evenings, options choices and selling the course

- Getting started in Y10 – inspiration to motivate students at the start of the course and setting boundaries and expectations, getting parents and the rest of the school on board

- Developing knowledge and practical skills side by side throughout Y10 – ideas for lessons that work

- Setting homework, assessments and mocks.

- Approaching Year 11 scheme of work – what it looks like

- Getting help with scheduling and organizing NEA– issues and solutions

- Giving generic feedback and supporting all abilities

- Revision for the examination and strategies for approaching the paper.

Demonstration and skills practical: Achieving higher mark bands in GCSE practical assessments whilst supporting all learners

- Learn recipes, skills and techniques that are considered higher level practical skills

- Learn how to teach styling and presentation skills so that your students gain better marks

- Develop effective teaching strategies and techniques for practical lessons, understand common mistakes and shortcuts to deliver quality dishes

- Understand practical mark schemes and how to incorporate expected skill levels

- Select and use commodities to achieve higher mark bands

- Conducting practical assessments

All teachers will be given access to a Digital delegate folder that will contain the presentations, example recipes, checklists and handouts that you can use with your classes


Simon Gray is an experienced teacher, head of department and Licence to Cook Lead practitioner. He’s worked outside teaching in Hospitality and Retail Catering Management. He’s also a Moderator and examiner and H&S consultant. He was part of the project team for School Food Champions programme and is able to offer advice and guidance on a wide range of food related activities, particularly in setting up and equipping food rooms, developing systems and procedures to operate food rooms in a safe and hygienic manner. He offers food safety training, support on curriculum development, tracking and monitoring student performance, new teaching resources and writing schemes of work for KS3 and KS4. More

Natalie Eastwood, Altrincham College

Costs and Booking (via Eventbrite) From only £180 +VAT

All of these events are ticket only and payable IN ADVANCE. The Food Teachers Centre uses Eventbrite (as many organisations do) to automate the bookings via credit card. When you book you will receive by email a full VAT invoice/receipt.

PLEASE NOTE your booking confirmation and ticket will be emailed to both the delegate and person purchasing. If you do not receive your ticket it is most commonly caused by typing your email address incorrectly, or it is in your SPAM folder. Please check your booking carefully. It is VERY important that your school finance manager supplies your full name and PERSONAL- SCHOOL email so that we are able to send you joining instructions and further details. If we only receive the ‘school office’ email address, we have found in the past that this delays information getting to you or information is not passed on.

If you have any queries, please ask via the Eventbrite site messaging, and leave your phone number or email so that we can contact you easily.

Only £180 +VAT 9.30-3.30


Date and Location

More information and Bookings

AQA – GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition


Saturday 23rd June 2018

Simon Gray with Joe Mann, St Lukes Science and Sports College


EDUQAS – GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition


Monday 25th June 2018

Simon Gray with Jayne Hill


EDUQAS – GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition


Monday 9th July

Simon Gray with Natalie Eastwood, Altrincham college


AQA – GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition


Weds 11th July 2018

Simon Gray with Natalie Tebbatt, Lutterworth High School


EDUQAS – GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition


June/July Date tbc


Looking for OCR?

See our event on 29th June in London on page 3-5 for OCR specific workshop, led by Sandra Heinze, Hall Mead School

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DATA PROTECTION – how we access and protect your personal information.

PLEASE NOTE: Food Teachers Centre will never pass your information onto third parties.

When you sign up with Eventbrite

Eventbrite takes your booking via credit card, these details are not passed to the Food Teachers Centre
The ticket buyer email/school address are passed to Food Teachers Centre so that we can send you a ticket and invoice for the training you have booked.
This information is kept under password protection in our financial records for 6 years (HMRC requirement). No credit card details are ever given to us, or kept by us

These details are only viewed by the course planner and presenter and are password protected.

For example, we collect information about special access or dietary needs.

For some training and registration you are asked to give information about your expertise:

- For accredited courses, such as Food Safety in Classrooms, it is an exam board requirement that we assess previous learning and take this into account when planning differentiated learning.

- For accredited courses, such as Culinary Arts, questions are asked to ensure that the applicant meets SFA funding requirements.

- For other courses, we may ask details about the exam board courses that you teach, and what you would like help with, these are to help us plan a suitable day, but are optional questions.

- When registering for the Resource Bank, we ask you details to be able to verify your identity and contribution to the Closed group, to gain access to the resources.

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- Send you your ticket and invoice
- Send you important delegate joining instructions, maps, handouts and link to the digital course folder, plus post event evaluation.
- Get in touch with you if there is an important change to the course for any reason, for example the school is closed due to Snow

- Send you a 48-hour reminder ahead of the course, with your ticket needed for registration

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- Provide a guest list (with full name and school name, plus any access/dietary needs) for the venue, to allow entry to schools under safeguarding processes. We do not allow venues to have your email address or personal details.

- Send you details of the next Food Teachers Centre course in your region

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Terms and conditions

Once booked, if you cannot come You can send someone else, but you may not get a refund unless we can resell your ticket, but we are happy to transfer your booking if there is space on another event.

The draft programme might be subject to change. We would always endeavor to run the day as advertised.

About the Food Teachers Centre

FOOD TEACHER CENTRE is a UK based self-help group founded by Louise T Davies in 2013 and supported by experienced associates. 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 conversations of the teaching staff.

The idea of a 'Teacher's 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.

The Food Teachers Centre is a place of

creative and innovative ideas and action

practical solutions

learning and sharing

To join the closed group, simply visit www.facebook.com/groups/foodteacherscentre

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