The teaching of Design and Technology, as well as Food Technology, at St. Paul’s should be inspiring, rigorous and practical. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of real life contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
Pupils learn how to: use equipment appropriately (during Food Tech lessons too), become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and competent. 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. Teachers will aim to teach this subject in a cross-curricular manner – linking it where possible to other areas of schooling and topics. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to our children’s understanding and learning.
National Curriculum Design & Technology Programmes of Study: