Curriculum Intent Statement
From Michelin star chef, Automotive engineer and Architect to Carpenter, Mechanic and Electrician. All of these careers and many more have Design and Technology at their core. By studying Design and Technology we are developing your child to be ready for any creative industry they choose to pursue in the future. Design and Technology is an inspiring, challenging and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products and dishes that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs.
We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics and science. The pupils are also given numerous opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate their own work and that of others to make them more critical thinkers. They also study the work of famous designers and innovators and use that knowledge to inspire themselves and others. They study the impact of Technology and the role that designers have on the future of our planet and the ecosystems in it. They are taught how to eat healthily and how this effects their lifestyle. They are also taught about empathy and how people’s life choices can mould them into the adults they will grow into. We aim to create a pupil who is not afraid to take risks and to fail but to also learn from these mistakes and make them more resilient as a member of society.