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Food and Technology Department

The Brooke Weston Design Technology and Food Nutrition & Preparation team, are comprised of committed, passionate and dedicated experts in their respective fields, bringing a wealth of academic excellence and industrial knowledge into the classroom.

For detailed information on specifications refer to the Key Stage 4 or Key Stage 5 prospectus.

We are extremely proud to be one of the most popular option subjects within Brooke Weston and offer our students a challenging and rewarding experience. Our purpose built Design Technology and Food Preparation & Nutrition areas contain all the latest technology one would expect to see in an outstanding school. Students have full access to a wide range of creative processes, techniques and technologies, ranging from growing their own materials in textiles, programming robotic arms, or preparing & serving professional culinary recipes during departmental shows or events. Our expectations are high and students rise to the challenge by creating innovative, imaginative and highly creative products that often appear in educational and professional journals. Whilst also securing placements in many leading universities to study Industrial Design; Architecture; Fashion & Shoe Manufacturing and Engineering.

We take pride in being a fully inclusive department and so it is not surprising that we secure outstanding results year on year, which is a testament to the hard work of both the pupils and staff within Design Technology and Food Preparation & Nutrition.

Food and Technology Intent

Our mission is to not only ensure students reach their full academic and creative potential, therefore successfully attaining the next level of their education, but also preparing them for the yet, unforeseen, creative and engineering opportunities that will arise during the emergence of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

Enhancement Opportunities

The department participates in an extensive range of competitions and extra-curricular activities, which include:

  • Design Ventura
  • Land Rover 4x4 Technology Challenge
  • Crest Awards
  • Wool4School
  • Build Your Own Pavilion
  • Arkwright Scholarship
  • RHS Campaign for School Gardening

There are also opportunities for students to enrich their learning through trips to New Designers, Graduate Fashion Week, Farm Trip focused on food provenance, Healthy Butcher challenge, Rotary Young Chef and Game Star competitions and a Hospital Heroes Dinner.

The Team

Jonathan Browne

Head of Department
jbrowne@brookeweston.org

Natasha Chiremba

Teacher of Food Technology
nchiremba@brookeweston.org

Selina Moore

Teacher of Textiles and DT
smoore@brookeweston.org

Gareth Van Wyk

Teacher of Design Technology
gvanwyk@brookeweston.org

Darren Hooper

Design Technology Technician
dhooper@brookeweston.org

 For detailed information regarding the curriculum refer to documents below.

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