Our Design and technology curriculum contributes to the personal development of our pupils.
-Offering opportunities to marvel at the human achievements which have led to many design and technology advancements.
-Encouraging pupils to develop a fascination with how things work.
-Inspiring pupils to be creative and imaginative in their design.
-Emphasising the importance of reﬂection during the evaluation process of the design cycle.
-Raising ethical issues related to design, such as sustainability of materials, the environmental impact of single-use or non-degradable materials and importing food.
-Giving them opportunities to collaborate with a group towards a shared outcome.
-Enabling them to make decisions as a group, dealing with conﬂict when it arises and treating each other with respect.
-Supporting them to give constructive feedback to their peers, considering the feelings of others when doing so
-Offering them opportunities to ‘pitch’ their products to others.
-Encouraging pupils to consider the safety of themselves and others as they work.
-Teaching them how cultural inﬂuences impact on design over time.
-Asking them to consider cultural inﬂuences on the food we eat.
-Demonstrating that difference in design is often seen as a positive, synonymous with innovation.