On reflection

Teachers as Curriculum Developers 

I remember the interview that landed me my first teaching job. It was in two parts, and for one of them I was given a flip chart and 30 minutes and expected to plan a term’s work on the topic of food. I remember clearly having to explain how work on the nutrients in food (science) might support learning about the history of some foods as well as the different words for some food types (barm cake for lunch, anyone?) and how we might produce some instructional writing around recipes. Unsurprisingly, there was heavy RE content in my plan; the place of the langar, the symbolism in food at Pesach, and I seem to remember something about Diwali (it was a job in Leicester, with the biggest Diwali celebrations anywhere in the world outside India).

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