I think there are two heat sensors because the temperature in that way is measured in between of them, because hot air wants to move up.
If you move the upper sensor down, the oven wil be hotter in that way, how much i dont know.
Aluminium foil wont work in this way, you must find a stone or something that has a low heat conductivity to put the sensor in.
Or something that has a lot of mass like a lomb of iron, than you fool the termostat also, but it will turn the oven off eventually.
By the way i baked as test today a pizza with no outer rim, and it worked, because the toppings holded back the warm air the rim roose more than the inner part of the dough.
Some questions answered for me in baking.
Only 3 minutes baking time