Welcome to the Design and Technology Department

Mrs S. Hodgkinson

Head of Design and Technology

Mrs D. Ainsworth

Teacher of Design and Technology

Mr A. Farringdon

Teacher of Design and Technology

Mr J. Howard

Teacher of Design and Technology

Mr P. Whitehead

Teacher of Design and Technology

Mrs A. Gittings

Teacher of Food Technology

Mr. B Taylor

Engineering Technician

Miss K. Dent

Food Technician

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.

 

Design and Technology Curriculum

 

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