Food Technology

Staff Team

Samantha Bailey-Price Faculty Lead & Phase 2 Teacher
Victoria Trim Phase 2 Teacher
Luke Price Phase 3 Teacher
Word of the Week
Curds Cheese curds are the moist pieces of curdled milk either eaten alone as a snack, or used in prepared dishes. Cheese curds are made from fresh pasteurized milk in the process of creating cheese when bacterial culture and rennet are added to clot the milk. After the milk clots it is then cut into cubes; the result is a mixture of whey and curd. This mixture is then cooked and pressed to release the whey from the curd, creating the final product of cheese curd.
Chef of the Month
Delia Smith Delia

Curriculum Aims

Through the curriculum, we want students to -

  • To develop an understanding of cooking in its various forms  
  • To be inspired by other cooks, chefs and cuisines from around the world
  • To grow confidence in exploring and experimenting with a range of ingredients and equipment in the kitchen
  • Appreciate and express opinions about their own food and the food of others

Core Content

What do we want students to know/be able to do?

  • Be able  to plan and prepare dishes from scratch
  • Be able to use cooking equipment safety
  • Be able to practice good hygiene and safety in the kitchen
  • Be able to make choices about cooking and eating a balanced diet


The recipes planned for the students to develop their cooking skills and exploration of ingredients and cuisines changes every year. Students will try dishes from  wide range if cultures and chefs and will include recipes from breakfasts, main meals, desserts and snacks. Recipes will be carefully chosen for students to experience a range of meats, fruits and vegetables and dishes for different specialist diets including vegetarian, vegan, coeliac and diary free.

Sainsbury Chef Award

Students in Phase 1 have the opportunity to gain Sainsbury Chef Awards, as students develop and progress their successes is recognised with the following Awards;

  • Mini Chef
  • 5 A Day Chef
  • Eatwell Chef
  • Lite Bite Chef
  • World Chef
  • Head Chef

Useful Documents

Curriculum Map - Food

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