Philosophy Statement - Food Technology

Preparing food is an art. There’s nothing more satisfying than making a meal from raw ingredients and sharing it with friends or family. People enjoy the experience of eating. We want our students to develop a passion for their culinary flair. It’s easy to take our food for granted, but we can’t live without it.

We want our students to understand how to make healthy choices and be equipped with the necessary life skills to be able to support their health and wellbeing. We would like our children to have the skills and confidence to experiment with food as a creative craft. We would like our children to have a lifelong appreciation of and interest in foods from all cultures.

Our students will develop a broad range of knowledge, including the scientific and technical knowledge needed to support their culinary skills. They will be learning about the importance of nutrition and the function of food in maintaining a healthy body. They will be taught the importance of understanding food hygiene. Students will also learn important skills such as time management and the ability to multi task, working with others, decision-making, attention to detail and economical budgeting. Students will be encouraged to analyse, discuss, describe and evaluate their dishes through a variety of verbal and written formats.

We view the teachers as experts in the industry and art of food, who will coordinate and direct students to be able to work both independently and as integral parts of larger teams. Teachers model professional working relationships, to enable students to learn to work under direction in a fast paced productive environment and to enthuse students with a desire to explore the potential of food in their lives and as a career.

Fundamentally it is the ultimate life skill; we want students to be able to work in a safe and organised manner and be confident enough to make informed decisions to promote good diet and health. Students will be able to apply a wide range of culinary skills and make a diverse range of dishes/meals independently.


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Jesmond Park Academy
Jesmond Park West
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tel: +44(0)191 2818486
Fax: +44(0)191 2810381

Use postcode NE7 7HN, the main entrance is on Newton Road

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