Teaching children through food - with Tim Baker, headteacher of Charlton Manor Primary School
Tim is the head teacher of Charlton Manor Primary School in Greenwich, a school that places particular emphasis on incorporating food and cooking in the wider curriculum and is regarded internationally as exemplary for its approach to food.
As well as his role as head teacher, Tim is one of the 20 individuals who make up the London Food Board, which advises the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority on the food matters that affect Londoners. He is also is a member of the School Food Plan Alliance and also Co-founder and Chair of Roots4Life, a charity focused on food education.
Tim cares deeply about education and believes that food has an important role to play in the education and development of children. Our conversation focusses on how exactly this belief underpins the way they teach children at Charlton Manor Primary School. I found it fascinating and genuinely inspirational - Tim has a lot to say about why a good relationship with food is so important to our children's development and how it affects their futures, but also about how such a positive relationship can be fostered. I have been trying out some of the things we discuss with my own son and can confirm they have an amazing effect!
If you are keen to find out more about Charlton Manor and their amazing approach to food I really encourage you to have a look at their website: www.charltonmanorprimary.co.uk