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Design & Technology

Design and Technology (DT)

 

At Whitwick St John the Baptist, Design and Technology (DT) prepares our children to take part in the development of a rapid changing world.

Design and Technology allows children to use their creativity and imagination to be problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team.

It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and eventually making products and programmes.

Pupils will be engaged in the design and developing processes, leading to the production of high quality products; this is achieved through imaginative teaching, thinking and learning that embraces new skills whilst retaining the best of traditional practices.

We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Design & Technology (attached).

Vision

' Design and Technology allows children to use their creativity and imagination to be problem solvers and reflective learners, both as individuals and as part of a team. They embark on a learning journey of designing, making and evaluating.'

Aims

- Develop children's designing and making skills,

- Develop knowledge and understanding,

- Develop children's capability to create high quality products, through combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding,

- Nurture creativity and innovation through designing and making,

- Develop children's evaluative skills in order to improve and refine their products,

- Use mechanical and electrical systems in own products, including programming.

Subject Leader

Mrs Carline

Mrs Carline ensures that all the aspects of the Design & Technology National Curriculum content are identified and taught.

Mrs Carline reviews the knowledge progression maps and medium term plans for Design & Technology to ensure that pupils’ learning becomes increasingly more challenging as they move through the year groups, and to maintain an overview of standards within the subject.  

Mrs Carline also produces an annual action plan for Design & technology; supports the writing of medium-term plans; analyses the standards within Design & Technology; provides or signposts staff towards training and resources; and engages in developmental work and research projects with external colleagues. 

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