Fiona Balding

Food Teacher’s Centre Presenter, Health and Safety Trainer, Mentor, Teaching and Learning Coach.

My background

I have had a long career, teaching Food in a variety of different middle and secondary schools for 34 years. More latterly I have been Head of Design Technology in a multi-cultural school in Bedfordshire.

I currently work part time teaching Food and Nutrition in a Buckinghamshire School.

I have been privileged to have been involved in the Licence to Cook initiative as a Lead Practitioner, the Food in Schools Scheme, working in collaboration with primary schools and the Teach Food Technology project, retraining non specialists to become Food Teachers. I have been a teacher trainee mentor to Food and Textile specialists with the Chiltern Training Group.

As an associate with the Food Teachers Centre I have actively been involved in the researching and presenting of CPD courses for Food Teachers, Outstanding Food and GCSE Schemes of Work and leading online support discussions.

Co-author of the 2016 Revision Guide ‘GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition’ (Collins).

My expertise

I am able to offer guidance and advice on all aspects of the Food Curriculum:

  • Schemes of Work. Department audits. Teaching Resources Key stage 1-4.
  • Mentoring NQT’s and Non Specialist Staff. Teaching and Learning Coaching.
  • Food Safety Training Level 2. Health and Safety Training Level 2. Risk Assessment
Consultancy Offer

Food Safety training. Curriculum development. Teaching resources. Mentoring and coaching.

Primary Training.


Email Fiona or phone 07534246893

Daily Rate

£300 – £500 depending on location and type of project undertaken


Schools and Academies. Teacher training establishments