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Membership News

We are pleased to welcome two new members, Debra Penny who is based in Leeds and Matthew Bury who is at Middlesex University.

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Reminder to send in any articles you have for the next newsletter.

A Welcome from the Hillside and the Valleys

The Welsh group are proud to welcome Bob Cater to NAAIDT in his new role as Professional Officer.


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Primary Food Curriculum

Date: 29th March 2012
Title of course: Primary Food and Food safety Level 2
Times: 9am to 4pm
Venue: Premier Inn, Kings Cross, York Way. London.
Course tutor: Judi Greenhalgh

Course details: This one day practical course is aimed at primary teachers who teach food elements in their curriculum, or after school clubs. It is suitable for teachers, HLTS?s and D&T coordinators.
It will provide staff with an excellent opportunity to enhance and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding about food and cooking for the primary curriculum, specifically it will:
- increase teachers? confidence through a practical session,
- raise awareness of Health and Safety in teaching about food and nutrition;
- develop a supportive network between schools concerning food issues.
- provide teachers with a recognised Food Safety Level 2 qualification.

The day is broken down into the following two sessions:

1. Four hours spent on completion of the guided learning and exam. Note: an additional two hours of guided learning is required to be completed as pre-work using the Awarding Body?s ?Question and Answer? book alongside the Food Safety handbook. (6 hours guided learning in total).
2. A hands-on practical session, using ingredients and relevant resources for KS2. Here, delegates will learn good practice, safe food preparation, recipe selection, safe use of equipment and discuss preparation of risk assessments.
This course fulfils OFSTED's 'safeguarding' criteria.
Cost of training: £250.00 per person including Food Safety level 2 delegate handbook and work book, exam and certificate, ingredients, resources to make a successful day that you can take away with you.

Further details: To reserve a place(s) or further information, contact Judi Greenhalgh on 07773 461772 0r email or Contact Ben Hen-wicks at DATA.

Analysis of Groups

Appendix E: NAAIDT Regional Groups and D&TA Branch Network

Licence to Cook

From September 2008, all secondary age students in England will have an “entitlement to cook”. This was announced by Alan Johnson in 2006 as a part of a package of measures to “embed the school food revolution for the long term and help tackle childhood obesity”.

National Subject Leads/Regional Subject Advisers

Colleagues might be interested to note the following extract from the TES Jobs section:
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