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Food Technology

Curriculum Intent

We believe food technology offers students of all ages a life skill that gives learners confidence to become independent and functional in the outside world leading to increasingly healthy lifestyles.   It also give learners the opportunity to explore a range of foods that ultimately increase their tastes, cultural awareness and skills to prepare them for adulthood. We see this as a fundamental part of school life. We are committed to providing a ‘Practical hands on curriculum’ for our children. We believe that by developing this, we can contribute to the quality of our children’s lives, both within and beyond school. Our curriculum is created to develop our student’s abilities and the skills developed can then be transferred across the curriculum, and therefore aid learning and enhance future life skills.

Curriculum Implementation

Our Food technology curriculum is planned to promote a healthy lifestyle, learn skills for life, use equipment safely and correctly, imbed health and safety within the food room, all which go towards making a good quality finished product. This balanced curriculum helps the students towards their adult life.
We use a varied and differentiated curriculum set for each key stage.  We consistently use Q&A’s to help evaluate student understanding within both practical and theory lessons, alongside the use of solo taxonomy, scaffolding and classroom monitor to assess and monitor progress.  This alongside regular departmental meetings helps to ensure that the Design Technology curriculum is fit for purpose.

Curriculum Impact

Our children enjoy the self-expression that they experience in all parts of the Food Technology curriculum.                                                                   

To provide students with the confidence and skills to prepare and cook food safely, hygienically and within a budget.                                            

To broaden the students’ knowledge of food from around the world and from within our multicultural school society.                                        

To provide the knowledge and opportunities to be able to source a range of varied ingredients that go towards living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
For all learners we aim to create self-sufficient young minds with a passion for healthy eating and exploring new and exciting ways to cook.

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