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“Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food”

Craig Claiborne

Food Intent

As part of their work with food, students will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in students will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life. They will develop their practical skills through a range of cooking experiences, gaining cultural capital as well as developing their knowledge and understanding of Nutrition, Food science, Food Safety, Food Choices and Food Provenance.

In Food we aim to inspire and motivate students, opening their eyes to a world of career opportunities and giving them the confidence to cook with ingredients from across the globe,

Confident Learners

Confident Communicators

Confident Future Citizens

To create confident learners, the Food curriculum is:

  • Exciting and engaging
  • Ambitious and challenging
  • Designed so all learners can achieve
  • Supported by high quality teaching by subject specialist
  • Diverse and inclusive
  • Cohesive and sequential

To create confident communicators, the Food curriculum:

  • Promotes and models effective communication
  •  Encourages all students to have a voice, and share their ideas in a safe environment - there are no wrong ideas
  • Promotes students to listen carefully – through “what does a good listener look/sound like”

To create confident future citizens, the Food curriculum:

  • Provides appropriate pathways for all learners to achieve success
  • Fosters ambition
  • Promotes an enquiring mind to ask questions
  • Builds cultural capital and global awareness of food in society

The Food curriculum provides opportunities for all to:

  • Be independent and take ownership of their learning
  • Be innovative and creative when cooking
  • Read more widely to develop their knowledge of food and its impact on health and society across the world
  • Learn beyond the classroom

The Food curriculum provides opportunities for all to:

  • To have a voice and contribute to learning
  • Explore new ideas around food and the different perspectives surrounding them
  • Listen to, and respect the views of others

The Food curriculum provides opportunities for all to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Be challenged and try new things including new foods
  • Learn about progression from the classroom to further education and work that has food at its heart

The Key Concepts running through Food  

  • Developing a love of food and appreciation of its impact on well being
  • Developing a wide range of cooking skills that allow students to become independent and creative cooks
  • Having a good knowledge of the nutritional value of food and how food choices and lifestyles impact on the health of the nation

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