Welcome to the Vocational Department

The Vocational Department consists of six subjects; Business Studies, Computing, Design & Technology, Engineering, iMedia, and Hospitality & Catering.

Design and Technology, Engineering, and Hospitality & Catering are inspiring, rigorous and practical subjects which prepare all young people to live and work in the designed and made world. These subjects provide opportunities for students to develop their capabilities, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create quality products.

With Business Studies, Computing, iMedia we endeavour to give students an in-depth understanding of how business and computer technology works. Offering real-world insights into what goes on behind the scenes.

Meet the Vocational Department
The department team consists of 12 members of staff. These are:

Miss J EdwardsHead of Department, Teacher of Hospitality & Catering
Mr S OliverDeputy Head of Department, Teacher of Computing
Miss N HussainAssistant Head of Pastoral, Head of Year 11, Teacher of Engineering
Mrs T LarkinTeacher of Business Enterprise & Marketing, Hospitality & Catering, Engineering and Computing
Mrs A KhanTeacher of Design and Technology
Mrs N OsbourneTeacher of Computing and Business Enterprise & Marketing
Mr M HartTeacher of Engineering, Hospitality & Catering and Computing
Mrs S Brown Teaching Assistant
Mr D HeatonTeaching Assistant
Mrs A Barwell Teaching Assistant
Ms S MenendezDesign and Technology Technician

The aims of the Vocational Department are:

  • To provide outstanding learning and teaching which enables all students, to aspire and achieve during their time and school and beyond;
  • To help students build on their strengths and overcome their weaknesses;
  • To provide students with a variety of experiences and the support they need to be healthy, to stay safe, to enjoy and achieve, to make a positive contribution and to achieve economic well-being;
  • To use the skills, knowledge, experience and talents of all staff to personalise the learning for each student;
  • To set high expectations of student behaviour and standard of work;
  • Wherever possible, teachers will encourage spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, through the curriculum or by other means;