Statement of Intent
At St Mary’s, we aim to provide a DT curriculum that fully explores this practical subject. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We encourage developing DT skills by working both as members of a team and as individuals. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness. Our students are encouraged to see that DT skills are useful life skills, eg cooking, construction, circuits.
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” –Steve Jobs
The Subject Leader for Design and Technology (DT) is Lesley Mudd