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Food and Textiles

We are committed to planning and developing a food and textiles curriculum which provides all students with the broadest possible range of opportunities and acquire the personal skills and aptitudes to thrive. At the heart of this is to deliver a curriculum which is creative and encourages students to take a risk and try new ways of looking at things by combining materials, techniques and ingredients. We want our learners to be:  reflective, independent, resourceful, innovative and resilient – problem solvers who are not afraid to fail. Through teaching and learning we will encourage evaluation, experimentation, investigation and questioning – why did things turn out as they did?  What if I……..?  The curriculum will be accessible to all allowing students to become self-motivated and confident learners, who can work independently and as part of a team and develop technical and practical competencies as well as the wider skills valued by employers.  Students will develop the life skills and knowledge associated with healthy living, food nutrition and cooking with a focus on sustainability with the materials and techniques we use in both textiles and food. Cultural awareness will be embedded throughout the curriculum.

We will encourage a caring, safe, inclusive, tolerant, disciplined and innovative environment which allows students to investigate and experiment in a safe, supportive and positive atmosphere, enabling all students to reach their full potential and feel proud of what they have achieved.