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LMC Beef and Lamb Practical Skills Workshop (Belfast)

Food Teachers Centre (Founder Louise Davies)

Saturday, 12 October 2019 from 08:45 to 13:00 (BST)

LMC Beef and Lamb Practical Skills Workshop (Belfast)

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LMC Beef and Lamb Practical Skills Workshop (Belfast)


LMC Beef and Lamb Practical Skills Workshop is open to practising teachers in Northern Ireland

This training is a repeat of the training held at Loughry in June 2019 (Do not re-apply if you came in June)

During the day food teachers will:

  • gain confidence in their knife skills when preparing red meat and apply the safe use of a knife including the bridge hold and claw grip;
  • apply the Eatwell Guide model and the role that beef and lamb play as part of a healthy balanced diet;
  • be able to use red meat in the classroom, address practical teaching issues such as managing safety, reducing costs, achievable recipes in the time, and overcome any negative attitudes of young people and confidently demonstrate the Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assurance (with logo) in action within their lesson;
  • be able to plan lessons with confidence and be familiar with ready to use teaching resources in order to prepare students for controlled assessment in GCSE: Home Economics / Food & Nutrition.

This training day will reinforce the knowledge and skills needed to teach theory through practical lessons using red meat. The schedule of training has been developed to provide all teachers with the opportunity to learn new and develop existing practical skills to help them to deliver to cookery classes across the key stages, as well as help their students to make informed decisions about their diet and health. Training covers the Northern Ireland Home Economics and Food & Nutrition current curriculum model and is also linked to The Food Standards Agency’s core competences for young people. 

Food teachers will make the following recipes:

  • Beef with Mango and Ginger                                                             
  • Lamb Leg Steak dish                                    
  • Burgers                                                      


  • Food provenance, food safety & traceability
  • Northern Ireland Beef & Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme and logo (FQAS)
  • Meat structure and muscle composition
  • Cuts of beef and lamb
  • Red meat preparation and suitable cooking methods
  • Supported hands on practical cookery sessions to develop skills
  • Delivering content for Northern Ireland Home economics / Food Nutrition syllabus
  • GCSE controlled assessment practical activities.



Your presenters - Simon Gray and Louise T Davies, Food Teachers Centre


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

Louise Davies

As founder of the Food Teachers Centre, Louise has won awards for her work with the community (2018 Outstanding Contribution to D&T Excellence Award, Global Excellence 2017 Best Nutritional Health School Engagement programme and 2017 Best Public Health Sugar Reduction Awareness Campaign) and is recognized by Facebook as a Power Admin for one of the “most active, engaging and influential groups on the Facebook platform”. She works with the United Nations developing a White Paper on School Food for low income countries. She advised DfE on the new GCSE 2014-16, as well as being OFQUAL’s current subject expert for Home Economics, D&T, Food Preparation & Nutrition and Hospitality and Catering exams. Her teaching resources have been used all over the world for by D&T/Food teachers. More

This programme is brought to you in conjunction with


Do you have questions about LMC Beef and Lamb Practical Skills Workshop (Belfast)? Contact Food Teachers Centre (Founder Louise Davies)

When & Where

Hunterhouse College
Upper Lisburn Road
BT10 0LE Belfast
United Kingdom

Saturday, 12 October 2019 from 08:45 to 13:00 (BST)

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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 answer the THREE entry questions full))

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.


Food Teachers Centre Communityis a Community Association suported by donations.  Treasurer Mrs B Rathmill and Seceretary Mrs J Elms.   More information


Food Teachers Centreis a trading name of Bright Ideas Food and Health Consulting Ltd  


Registered Office Clarkson Hyde LLP3rd Floor Chancery House, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey SM1 1JB


Registered No 9096275    VAT No 189 4024 84


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