Food & Care 2017-05-24T10:46:43+00:00

Food & Care

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard

Welcome & Ethos

A very warm welcome to the Food and Care department. A place where we have high expectations of all pupils and, are dedicated to supporting them in their learning journey.

We share a strong belief that every child can be their best and, have unique sets of skills that can be developed to make progress.

The School’s ethos is at the heart of all that we do. We expect and encourage pupils to aspire, strive and achieve by taking responsibly, seeking challenge and showing determination.

In Food and Nutrition we aim for pupils to understand how to make healthy food choices and, learn the skills needed to feed themselves a balanced diet to support their health and happiness.

The Care courses are designed to provide pupils with skills to take them onto further training in the Care sector.

Context of the Subject

  • Food Preparation and Nutrition (Key Stages 3 & 4): “Food and Nutrition equips students with an array of culinary techniques, as well as knowledge of nutrition, food traditions and kitchen safety. Pupils will learn skills that will give them a strong foundation to build on throughout Key Stage 3. They will be encouraged and guided on how to adapt recipes for added appeal. There will be an emphasis on nutrition and the science of food. As well as making dishes they will also undertake experiments that support the core theory.” (AQA October 2016)
  • Children’s Learning and Development (Key Stage 4 only)*: “The new Technical Award in Children’s Learning and Development to engage and excite young learners who want to study how children develop from 0 to 10 years old. Learners will also learn about a broad range of roles and careers within the childcare sector.” (AQA October 2016)
  • Health and Social Care (Key Stage 4 only)*: The new Technical Award in Health and Social Care is designed to engage and excite young learners who want an introduction to life and work within the health and social care sector. (AQA October 2016)

*The Care courses are currently under review in line with Government changes to the specifications.


Food and Nutrition at Nunnery Wood High School ensures that students learn different ways to prepare, combine, mix and heat ingredients. Our students will learn about healthy eating, nutrition, sustainability and why people may have different dietary requirements.

Students are also taught to combine practical and nutritional knowledge with creative thinking to design and make interesting and innovative products of their own. We want all students to be equipped with a range of practical and transferable skills along with a questioning and enquiring mind to challenge the accepted and push for creativity.

Care courses are an integral part of our teaching and learning; developing skills to support the pupils in further training in vocational careers.

Staffing Structure

Curriculum Leader
Miss S Young
Phone: 01905 36362o

Team Structure
Curriculum Leader
3 full time teachers
2 part time technicians
1 part time teaching assistant

Curriculum Facilities

The department is well resourced with two dedicated food rooms, complete with kitchen facilities to enable students to undertake practical lessons in school. All rooms have a projector and an interactive smart board. We also have digital cameras which are used for recording students’ practical work. We have access to IT facilities as required.