Welcome to Design and Technology at LSA

Mrs D. Ainsworth

Second in Technology

Mr M. Gordon


Mrs S. Hodgkinson

Teacher of Technology and LIFE co-ordinator

Mrs S. Hordern


Mr J. Howard

Head of Design and Technology

Mrs R. Walker

Teacher of Technology

Mr P. Whitehead

Teacher of Technology


Design and technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve the quality of life. The subject calls for pupils to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, as individuals and as members of a team. They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects. Through design and technology, all pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become innovators.


All curriculum information such as purpose of study, aims and topics for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 are displayed on the relevant pages in the drop down menu. 

Related News

10 January 2018

STEM Competition final!

Today two of our year 9 students have been competing in a robotics challenge at the STEM final at Manchester university. Good Luck!

20 November 2017

Young Engineers competition 2017

Back in March 2017, a team of four talented students represented LSA in The Gazette Young Engineers competition 2017. A few months on, representatives from The Blackpool and Fylde College, Cuadrilla Resources, Centrica and The Gazette came to see how we invested the prize money.

Related Events

8 – 17 March 2019

British Science Week 2019