Design & Technology
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
"Technology makes possibilities. Design makes solutions." John Maeda
Our aim at Thomas Whitehead CE Academy is to inspire children to be innovative and creative thinkers who can appreciate the design of a product by going through the process of designing, making and evaluating their own work. Through this process, our children will develop the confidence to take risks, through drafting their own design concept, modelling, testing and
re-drafting using various materials. We want our children to have an awareness of the impact that Design Technology has on our lives and to encourage children to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have the skills and knowledge to contribute to the future.
We follow the Cornerstone curriculum to ensure the skills and knowledge progression is embedded in our planning throughout the school.
Having oversight of curriculum coverage and ensuring that the curriculum meets national requirements
Ensuring that colleagues are aware of expectations
Action planning for future development
Ensuring that appropriate resources are in place to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum.
Ensuring that teaching within the subject is strong and promotes the acquisition of key knowledge, building on prior learning
Leading professional development, providing guidance and support to colleagues
Making best use of financial and human resources to impact on standards
Promoting the subject and championing the subject with colleagues and pupil
Monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and the impact on learning and standards
Evaluating and summarising all aspects of the subject to define next steps for improvement.