Our Subject Leader for Design and Technology is Mrs Christa Mitchinson.
Design and Technology prepares children to take part in the development of today’s rapidly changing world. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
This subject encourages autonomous and creative 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 systems.
They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their own and others quality of life. Through the D&T curriculum children are taught to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and to develop the all-important communication skills. We give children opportunities to combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. They reflect on and evaluate the uses and impact of present and past technology in order to grow as informed and discriminating consumers and potential innovators.