Growing Teachers:

Helping you to help your school grow 

About Growing Teachers


Growing Teachers is about inspiring, supporting and empowering teachers, support staff, independent practitioners and volunteers to develop and run a school growing and/ or farming project successfully and sustainably.

Whether you are breaking new ground in your school or seeking to grow an established school project, this programme offers a complete approach to the subject suitable for everyone from novice to experienced practitioner.

We are delighted to launch our first course in the UK using a blended learning approach. The learning combines educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional online classroom methods. This is combined with assignments personalised to your own project which lets you work on your own and involves visits to other school and community gardens/farms and with other learners and mentors.

The Growing Teachers Training Course is delivered over ten weeks at the start of the spring growing season. Each week focuses on a different aspect of using plants or animals in schools to deliver key academic or pastoral outcomes.

We use a 2 hour interactive webinar per week, with presentations, discussions and activities, plus up to 2 hours independent study completing assignments based on planning and progressing your own project.

The next course is open to teaching staff, practitioners and volunteers across the UK who are working in or with schools and an online application form must be filled out to register your interest by 26th August 2021. 

We anticipate high volumes of applicants and won’t be able to guarantee all applicants a place on the  course. Please give us as much information as you can about yourself  and your interest in Growing Teachers in your application form. 

Find out more about Growing Teachers and how to apply in our leaflet below



Includes our own training events and workshops, and selected events and training run by organisations in the sector we think might be relevant. We aim to share the buzz and keep you informed.