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Marshfields School

A Positive Choice

Community Cafe

Our community café is ran by our year 10 and 11 enterprise students. Year 10 take charge of baking and year 11 run the café which is supervised by our parents and local community. It runs every Friday and we welcome anyone to come along open 10.30 am till 11.30 am school term time.

The community café enables the enterprise students a 2 year programme of work experience, developing not only their independence but their social skills and provides them with a good work ethic. We have shaped vison throughout our school which is promoted during their sessions in the café.

Do call the school office if you require any further details. Coffee, tea and cake is served at £1.50

Look forward to seeing you there.

Enterprise Group

S Successful - Building confidence making students feel proud of themselves
H Happy - Giving the opportunity to make healthy choices when making a menu
A Aspiring - Going out on public transport , preparing for independence
P Purposeful - Looking at how we need to manage our time producing an end product
E Exciting - Entertaining guests and preparing lunch
D Diverse - Working outside of the familiar school environment

Year 10

Focuses on six key areas:

These are

  • Developing independence
  • Promoting personal hygiene
  • Interaction/ social skills
  • Building and embedding life skills
  • Enterprise – baking cakes for a purpose with a focus on food safety and quality control
  • These skills are complimented by and recorded through the following AQA units

AQA unit 94394

  • Skills required to bake a cake using the creaming method

AQA unit 72352

  • Health and safety in the kitchen personal hygiene

AQA  unit 74901

  • Preparing self for working in a kitchen
Food hygiene
  • Handwashing
  • Health and safety
  • Legal requirements

Year 11

Focuses on six key areas:

These are

  • Customer care skills
  • Teamwork/ Social interaction
  • Learning about and using Industrial  catering machinery
  • Building and embedding life skills
  • Coping under pressure/ working within fixed timescales
  • Money handling – focusing on the day to day running of a café working environment

These skills are complimented by and recorded through the following AQA units.

AQA unit 95073

  • Café front of house clearing and cleaning tables

AQA unit 74149

  • Work experience : working in a café ( hygiene)

AQA unit 73002

  • Participating in running a small café
  • Customer care
AQA unit 95071
  • Making a drink using a hots drink machine

We put out customer feedback forms in the café each week and the comments are very positive one customer wrote:

“My weekly dose of Nutella cheesecake! We really look forward to coming each week. It is such an enjoyable experience. Everyone is so cheery and friendly. The children are so polite and will always engage in conversation. You knock the sox of Costa! Keep up the hard work.”