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Teaching Primary Food and Nutrition (TPFN) – last chance to get your free portfolio!

Monday 8th July 2024

Teaching Primary Food and Nutrition (TPFN) is a free CPD programme, provided by British Nutrition Foundation, for those teaching food in a primary schools (teachers, trainees and TAs).

How it works

  1. Register.
  2. Complete a short self-audit on your confidence and competence around different aspects of teaching food lessons, e.g. planning, food skills.
  3. Receive a portfolio (folder and booklet) to help you identify and plan professional development activities, and to keep a record of what you do.
  4. Receive links to free recordings of CPD events and watch those that support development areas you have identified.
  5. Reflect on, and record, the CPD you have undertaken as evidence of your development. 

 What are the benefits?

  • It is an opportunity to undertake food and nutrition CPD at no cost.
  • You can do a much or as little as you like over a time period to suit you.
  • It builds on your teaching skills around food and nutrition.
  • It provides evidence to support career progression.

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While the programme itself will be ongoing, the free portfolios (folder and booklet) sent out to those who register, will stop at the end of July. At the moment, there are around 800 portfolios remaining, and it would be be good to find homes for these!

What people say

 “Absolutely loving having such a CPD programme, it is so useful for effective teaching and learning and for assessing pupils.”
TPFN registered teacher 2024

“I believe that being part of the TPFN programme improved my chances of being offered a role in school. I took my printed TPFN binder with me to the interview and it gave me something to show and talk about, demonstrating initiative and a willingness to develop myself beyond the PGCE course.  It also gave me something extra that I could bring to the school and champion.” 
TPFN registered PGCE graduate 2023

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