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Food Technology

How we deliver Food Technology at Bents Green School

Students have full access to the Food Technology curriculum which is differentiated by Pathways (Academic, Nurture, Sensory) ensuring the curriculum matches students’ needs and is relevant to their age and stage of development.    

The Food Technology curriculum is designed to be challenging and appropriate to each student’s stage of development.  

Students in Phase 3 (Y7-Y8) have up to 2 x 45 minute Food Technology  lessons per week.  

Students in Phase 4 (Y9-10) take part in Food Technology on a carousel basis. 

Students in Phase 4 (Y11) have up to 2 x 45 minute Food Technology lessons per week.  

The Food Technology curriculum offers opportunities for cross-curricula learning to ensure students make significant personal development, including:   

  • Preparation for Adulthood - through accredited cooking skills units.  

  • Forest Schools - through food provenance, growing food and cooking skills.  

  • Maths - through understanding the value of numbers, weight and budgeting.  

Student’s literacy and language levels will be enhanced through the Food Technology curriculum as they encounter new terminology. 

What we want our students to achieve 

Students will develop and deepen their knowledge and understanding of ingredients, healthy eating, and nutrition.  

Students will develop and deepen their knowledge of food provenance.  

Students will acquire and further develop their food preparation skills and techniques.  

Students will acquire, demonstrate, and develop the principles of food hygiene and safety.  

Students will develop and deepen their knowledge of consumer food and drink choice.  

Students will develop the creative, technical, and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently.  

Students will build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills to create and make recipes and dishes for a wide range of people.  

Students will evaluate and test their ideas and the work of others.   

What difference is the Food Technology curriculum making to students

Our students will be engaged in learning through the effective implementation of the curriculum.   

Students will gain accreditation through the ASDAN Life Skills Challenge in Y10 and Y11.  

Most students will meet or exceed their expected progress in Food Technology.   

Our students will be stimulated by the curriculum to develop their knowledge and skills in cooking which will support their preparation for adulthood. 

Our students will be well prepared for their next step of learning, education, and independent living.