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Game Changer Practical Skills (Didcot, Oxford)

Food Teachers Centre (Founder Louise Davies)

Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 09:30 to 15:30 (GMT)

Game Changer Practical Skills (Didcot, Oxford)

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Game Changer Practical Skills

This practical training day matches the GCSE and vocational course requirements closely, so that you can develop your student’s knowledge and skills in how to buy, prepare, cook, present and taste game to a high level.

COST for this event is £25.00 donation

By attending the day, you will ensure your students:

  • Understand ‘provenance’ and how game is reared, prepared and cooked

  • Taste game, develop some recipes and are familiar its value and uses

  • Explore its nutritional benefits and uses in a modern balanced diet.

  • Improve higher level practical skills, styling and presentation so that they get higher marks in GCSE NEA 2 and vocational practical tests


The day will consist of

An introduction to Game

  • Types, seasonality, nutritional benefits, cost, sustainability and environmental benefits.

  • Pheasant facts – methods used to produce, availability and cost.

Teaching about Game

  • Mapping the curriculum for the GCSE and vocational courses – why these skills are important to learn and how preparing and cooking game can gain marks in practical exams

  • How to introduce meat preparation into the classroom, risk assessment and health and safety issues (advice from FSA) and tips for addressing any resistance to using raw meat

  • Suitable recipes, how to use game for GCSE development work (NEA2) and higher-level skills. British cuisine.

  • Lesson plans with ready to use activities and templates, including - example practical test questions, nutritional analysis and comparisons, adapting and development recipes for NEA2, managing food choice and sustainability debates and discussions (for example why different animals are eaten in some countries and not others, which animals live wild and which are raised on farms)

Cooking with Game

  • You will prepare whole pheasant safely, learning the correct skills and techniques to portion into various cuts

  • Prepare and cook at least two high level skill dishes that your students can replicate within the classroom


Post event follow up

  • Learn how to book masterclasses for your students

  • Learn how to order game for demonstrations, tasting, preparation and cooking for your classes


This course is suitable for all secondary food teachers, who are teaching GCSE and any vocational KS4 course (Technical Awards/VCert)

Your presenter


Simon Gray is an experienced teacher, head of department and was a 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 leading a new project of designing and making healthier school lunches. He 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. Simon has delivered many offer CPD sessions in practical work and can tailor courses to suit individuals or groups. More

COST for this event is £25.00 donation 

This programme is brough to you in conjunction with


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Food Teachers Centre (Founder Louise Davies)

FOOD TEACHERS 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, innovative ideas and action
  • practical solutions
  • learning and sharing

If you would like to join the closed facebook group (you have to be a secondary food teacher and reply to a message sent to you to prove who you are)

But you can also visit our website   and public facebook page



The centre is supported by a group of very experienced and high quality national and regional consultants/advisers, who offer training, advice and resource writing for food education in primary and secondary schools. Find out more about how Associates can help you.


Food Teacher's Centre Community is a community group set up to:


  • provide and promote unbiased and accurate information to support curriculum development and innovation.
  • support food teachers (including student teachers) to exchange best practice nationally and internationally.
  • support teachers and schools to develop and/or enhance a healthy living whole school community.


'The Food Teacher's Centre' is the trading name for Bright Ideas Food and Health Consulting Ltd

Registered Office 69-71 East Street Epsom Surrey KT17 1BP  

Registered No 9096275    VAT No 189 4024 84

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