15th March 2023 Jessie Kidd

Teacher/TA Training Opportunity

A course to support growing food at school

Is your school looking to embed food growing into your curriculum? Do you need support to start or enhance your outdoor spaces? Are you looking for a more hands on, active approach to deliver the four core purposes?  Following a successful pilot project with Townhill Primary school we are offering a comprehensive 10 week course covering all aspects of growing including raised bed building, what to plant and when, composting, crop rotations, curriculum links and lesson ideas plus a site visit to your school. This course will enable schools to develop a whole school approach, using the Autumn term to prepare the ground and establish timetables for a new growing season in Spring 2024. 


“ Cae Tan’s knowledge and support has made a real, positive impact at Townhill Primary. It has strengthened our ability to deliver purposeful and cross curricular learning opportunities for all our pupils” 

Peter Owen, Headteacher at Townhill primary

“ This course has taught me so much, the combination of theory and practical work built confidence. Growing food is easily linked to all areas of the curriculum and pupils are always engaged during lessons”

Louise Oram, Teacher lead for growing at Townhill Primary


Course title: Growing the Future

Who the course for:  Teachers/TA’s with responsibility for outdoor spaces, eco schools coordinator                                                                                           

Course Dates: Every Wednesday, 10am-12pm starting April 19th – June 28th

Course Venue: Cae Tan Farm, Furzehill, SA2 7LQ 

Course Costs: £500/£250 ( 2 partially funded places are available)

Cae Tan is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Project based on Gower.  Established in 2015, we grow and supply fresh, seasonal produce to 130 local households. We are a not for profit, community organisation and welcome volunteers and train growers to set up their own CSA’s. 

Our successful Sustainable Schools programme works with 200 primary school pupils, supports a community growing project in Clase and delivers a nature based play project at the National Waterfront Museum. 


Spaces are limited so If you would like to apply for the programme , or ask for further information please contact Jessie Kidd, Education Officer, on jessie.caetan@gmail.com /07890 26277

The closing date is April 17th