Core Values

Character, Resilience and Aspiration.

Our curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to develop their character and resilience. Our curriculum enables our students to realise their varied and ambitious aspirations.

Our curriculum ensures that we are ‘Enriching Lives’ for all our students throughout their journey from Year 7 to adults who contribute positively within our rich and diverse society.

Our curriculum is planned with the intention of enabling the best outcomes for all students no matter their starting points or barriers to learning. We pride ourselves on our broad, balanced, inclusive, and representative curriculum.


Our curriculum intent is:  

  • Coherently plan, sequence and adapt our curriculum to meet the unique needs of all of our learners.
  • Offer breadth of study at KS3 provides the skills, knowledge and opportunities, to generate the pathways to GCSE, Further and High Education and Future Careers in all aspects of Technology.    
  • By drawing on other subjects in school such as English, Maths, Science and Geography students can develop effective literacy and numeracy skills through digital technology. This creates learners who are confident and competent readers, writers and speakers, with essential analytical skills needed for life relevant domestic, local and industrial contexts, such as the home, health, leisure, culture, engineering, manufacturing, construction, food, energy, agriculture and fashion.
  • Embed a range of wider enrichment opportunities and experiences, at least one per year, to ensure our learners have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Encompass the whole school core values to maximise the impact of the curriculum.


As a result the Food Technology curriculum will:.

  • Enable students to discover and develop other skills such as research skills, writing skills, collaboration and problem-solving skills whilst building self-confidence to support them in all aspects of life.
  • Apply the core principle of diet, nutrition and health while instilling the love of cookery for all students.
  • Teach a crucial life skill which allows for the learning of safe cooking when planning and preparing a variety of food commodities, cooking techniques and safe use of equipment. 
  • To develop a clear understanding of the world’s health, which includes the physiological and psychological effects of a poor health.
  • Learn about the new technological applications, such as CAD & CAM, when exploring product development and applying a range of practical skills which remove barriers to learning, from KS3 to KS4. 
  • Through cultural capital students will gain a greater understand of the links between multicultural foods, religion, and ethical beliefs.
  • Enabling students to study the principle of Food Preparation and Nutrition, allowing for a greater understanding of global food production, industry, manufacturing and environmental impact of food security and food poverty. 
  • Ensure students are challenged and stretched by developing their Creativity, resilience and aspirations when providing a foundation for every aspect of school and social life.