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Food Technology

What are we aiming to achieve through our Food Technology curriculum? (Intent)

  • 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 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.   

How is the Food Technology curriculum delivered? (Implementation)

  • Students have full access to the Food Technology curriculum which is differentiated to meet students’ learning needs and styles.  

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

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

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

  • 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 weekly.  

  • 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 difference is the Food Technology curriculum making to students? Impact)

  • All 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.   

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

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