We have a designated room for Food Technology where pupils learn a number of skills to ensure their safety and understanding of food is important in their daily lives. The understanding of a healthy lifestyle, where food comes from, seasonal foods and how basic ingredients can form nutritional meals for pupils to share with their families. Food technology broadens their knowledge and skills and encourages them to become independent for the future.
- off-site trips to Tesco, local farms and restaurants to learn about where our food comes from, and the service trade
- cookery competitions against other schools, including mainstream
In year 10 pupils will begin BTEC work modules which will include method of production, COPE challenges for Special Dietary Needs, practise of simple 2 course meals and more able pupils will begin Level 2 Food Hygiene.
In year 11 the focus is on pupils completing BTEC work modules which will include Cakes, cook-chill meals, desserts, method of production, completion of a 2 course meal and more able pupils will complete Level 2 Food Hygiene.
All pupils will use an investigatory approach to the study of ingredients, healthy cooking and industrial practise. Develop their skills and practise of food.
Our aim is to challenge their experiences of food and broaden their knowledge and skills through the use of communication skills, the application of number, working with others, problem solving as well as offering pupils the chance to develop skills to improve learning and performance, assessing their own and others work as part of this process.
This will be completed through completion of projects, skills assessments during lessons and controlled assessments.
Parental support is crucial to enhance pupil learning. Parents can help their child by:
- supporting their child with understanding the importance of good hand and personal hygiene
- providing hairbands for their child to use during the lesson, as all hair beyond shoulder length must be tied back
- supporting their child to work alongside them in the kitchen to carry out simple cooking tasks, and recognising any equipment used
- encouraging their child to help carry out everyday household chores e.g. washing up, drying up, putting equipment dishes away
- completing Modules towards Food Hygiene Certificate (if completing)
- supporting your child to cook meals for the family to encourage independence and confidence