We are members of the DT Asociation which provides advice, support and training for those involved in teaching design, engineering and technology. They work closely with government, awarding bodies, Ofsted and other regulators, advising on the curriculum and lobbying on behalf of the subject.They also work with employers and corporate partners to help promote the value of the subject and the range of careers and opportunities to which it can lead.They also specialise in developing links between education and industry to mutual benefit.
In Design and technology pupils develop designing and making skills, and may, later in their education learn about electronics, computing, engineering, CAD, CAM, robotics, materials and textiles technology. They also develop business critical skills in problem-solving, innovation and team-work.
Design Technology enables to have fun when we design, create and make . It is worthwhile on so many levels as future careers are among some of the best paid and lucrative, 58% of jobs are STEM related and the number of employees needs to rise by 40% to meet demand.
In the EYFS The Foundation Stage.
We encourage the development of skills; knowledge and understanding that help children make sense of their world We relate the development of the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals. These early experiences include asking questions about how things work, investigating and using a variety of construction kits, materials, tools and products, developing making skills and handling appropriate tools and construction material safely and with increasing control.
In Key Stages `1 and 2
Design and technology helps to prepare children for the developing world. The subject encourages children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. Design and Technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators. It assists children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made.
We aim to develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making, to discuss how things work and make and modify plans. We also encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures.
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