General Introduction to the subject:
The Food department is a thriving, creative and ambitious environment where students are supported, encouraged and challenged to achieve their full potential in a practical situation. We believe in a hands-on approach and that students should learn through practical application and experience. Students learn a wide variety of practical cooking skills, the importance of nutrition, food safety and hygiene, as well as having fun in the classroom.
We aim to improve the health, happiness and well-being of the community surrounding the school, teaching pupils ways to establish lifelong healthy and sustainable eating habits working with employers and outside agencies to enhance learning.
Students are taught Food and Nutrition at KS3 to prepare them for the choices of Food Preparation and Nutrition or Hospitality and Catering at KS4. We have strong links with hospitality employers who work closely with us and provide opportunities such as demonstrations and further career development
The Food department is well equipped with two large classrooms that are fully fitted with domestic kitchens. We are supported by a technician.