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Design and Technology

Purpose and Aims

In a world where jobs and careers that pupils will be training to be part of, have not yet been invented, we want to create a design and technology curriculum that stands the test of time. Our curriculum equips pupils with the necessary skills to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens in an ever demanding, and increasingly technological world. The future of work is the work of imagination and the design technology curriculum allows our pupils to not only imagine but to create.


Design and Technology is an inspiring, practical subject that provides pupils with an uninhibited opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Part of the design and technology curriculum encourages children’s empathy of others through considerations, not only of their own wants and values, but those of others in their community. Pupils will be asked to evaluate past and present design and technology so that they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.


Pupils will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw upon disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. They will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently.


Planning and Assessment

Organisation and Enrichment

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Long Term Plan