At Longcause we are passionate about providing pupils with the knowledge and opportunity to lead a healthy active lifestyle. Food technology sessions give our pupils the tools to know what is good for their bodies and provides them with an opportunity to develop their cooking skills. Our pupils all have access to our modern, bright and well equipment catering room.
Our food technology curriculum links through our whole school from primary up to developing competent and independent cooks who have been ready to step into the work of work and those that are able to independently maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Our lower school curriculum focuses on food awareness and tolerance alongside basic cooking skills that closely link into our literacy and maths curriculum. Catering is taught for one session a week as well as many other opportunities throughout the term.
Our middle school curriculum focuses on developing their cooking skill further and increasing their opportunity to create healthy meals for themselves. Middle school pupils in year 9 start following the Pearson BTEC Level 1 home cooking skills where pupils have to demonstrate that they can perform a large variety of cooking skills as well and independently produce a balanced meal. Pupils have two food technology sessions a week.
Our upper school curriculum focuses on refining their cooking skill and developing their knowledge and awareness of what makes a balanced meal, how to budget for home cooking and how to prepare more than one meal. Upper school pupils follow the Pearson BTEC Level 2 home cooking skills where pupils have to demonstrate that they can perform a greater variety of cooking skills as well and independently produce a two course balanced meal taking into consideration timings, nutrition and cost. Pupils have two food technology sessions a week.
Pupils work is regularly showcased on seesaw, on displays around the school and pupils also have the opportunity to cater for a variety of school of events during the year, pupils also have work experience opportunities within the catering industry and opportunities to enter cooking competitions as well as access courses in further education establishments.