Intent for KS1 to KS4

Design and Technology (DT) is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. 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. A wide range of technical knowledge and skills are taught to inspire students.  

We endeavour to make technology accessible, inclusive and meaningful through diverse approaches to creative and technological innovation.  

In Key Stage 1 and 2  

We have ‘Wonder Wednesday’ sessions to provide students with the opportunity to design, create and evaluate theories whilst taking 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. 

In Key Stage 3 

To introduce students to a range of practical making and designing skills. This will allow them to express their creativity and in both two and three dimensions. To supply students with the enthusiasm and the skills they will need for GCSE Technology. 

To introduce students to a range of practical making and designing skills. This will allow them to express their creativity and in both two and three dimensions. To supply students with the enthusiasm and the skills they will need for GCSE Technology. 

In Key Stage 4 

To develop, skills, creativity and innovation through the exploration of materials and equipment which will equip students with the practical life skills that they will need at home, in education and in employment.

Non Negotiables for DT KS 1-4