Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education to pupils with additional needs

This publication exemplifies the characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education to pupils with additional needs.

This guide sets out a series of characteristics of good practice, determined via consensus with primary and secondary school practitioners, awarding organisation, initial teacher training providers, and experts in supporting pupils with additional needs across the UK, which can be adopted as part of a good practice approach by all those that teach food and nutrition to pupils with additional needs. The guide also considers the importance of developing skills for independent living and the world of work, especially within catering and hospitality.

The aim of this guide is to provide a perspective on teaching pupils with additional needs and:
• define the key characteristics of good practice that are specific to teaching food and nutrition to pupils with additional needs;
• exemplify these characteristics of good practice in UK schools, both special and mainstream;
• identify exemplary practice and the school staff who could take responsibility for leading or enabling the practice, e.g. governor/head teacher/senior leadership team; curriculum lead/coordinator; special needs coordinator (SENCo); or class teacher/teaching assistant;
• highlight the key features of achieving these characteristics, showing how these can be put into practice, with case studies and suggestion of how to develop these for the future;
• support teachers that teach pupils with additional needs, especially those that are newly qualified;
• enable practising teachers to audit their own practice, to plan and implement personal and professional development goals.

 

Laura Kelly, food and nutrition teacher, St Columbanus’ College, Bangor, Northern Ireland, says 'Knowing my pupils means that I can plan tailored lessons and ensure that, no matter what the topic, my pupils can achieve their full potential. This new guide is an invaluable resource for teachers as it clearly sets out what we need to aim for in terms of best practice for supporting pupils with additional needs.'

 

A free online course based on the guide is available here

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Main guide

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The characteristics of good practice in teaching food to pupils with additional needs main guide.

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Individual Characteristics

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Characteristic 1 - Developing professional competence

A document from the characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 2 - Taking a whole school approach

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 3 - Knowing your pupils

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 4 - Teaching the curriculum

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 5 Developing skills for indpendent living

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 6 - Developing skills for work

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 7 - Running practical food lessons

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 8 - Eastablishing good food hygiene practices

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 9 - Developing practical food skills

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 10 - Exploring where food comes from

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 11 - Healthy eating

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 12 - Making choices

A document from the Characteristics of good practice guide.

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Practical food skills chart

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Practical food skills chart

A chart identifying the practical food skills that pupils can acquire, develop and secure.

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Pupil friendly practical food skills chart 1

A chart of practical food skills with words, images and descriptions.

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Pupil friendly practical food skills chart 2

A chart of practical food skills with words and images.

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Reflection documents

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Characteristic 1 - Developing professional competence

A reflection document on developing professional competence.

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Characteristic 2 - Taking a whole school approach

A reflection document on taking a whole school approach.

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Characteristic 3 - Knowing your pupils

A reflection document on knowing your pupils.

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Characteristic 4 - Teaching the curriculum

A reflection document on teaching the curriculum.

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Characteristic 5 - Developing skills for indpendent living

A reflection document on developing skills for independent living.

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Characteristic 6 - Developing skills for work

A reflection document on developing skills for work.

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Characteristic 7 - Running practical food lessons

A reflection document on running practical food lessons.

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Characteristic 8 - Establishing good food hygiene and safety practices

A reflection document on establishing good food hygiene and safety practices.

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Characteristic 9 - Developing practical food skills

A reflection document on developing practical food skills.

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Characteristic 10 - Exploring where food comes from

A reflection document on exploring where food comes from.

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Characteristic 11 - Healthy eating

A reflection document on healthy eating.

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Characteristic 12 - Making choices

A reflection document on making choices.

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Webinars

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A hands-on approach to teaching food and nutrition education to pupils with additional needs

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A hands-on approach to teaching food and nutrition education to pupils with additional needs (1)

A recording of a webinar looking teaching food and nutrition education to pup...

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Careers in catering and hospitality – opportunities for young people with additional needs

A webinar looking at Careers in catering and hospitality for young people wit...

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Careers in catering and hospitality – opportunities for young people with additional needs webinar

A webinar video exploring careers in catering and hospitality for young peopl...

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