Welcome to the D&T Department

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“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future."

Robert L. Peters

At the core of Design and Technology is creativity and imagination. Our desire is that students will learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Design and Technology is a practical and valuable subject that enables children and young people to contribute actively to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of themselves, their community and country. Our subject teaches them to take risks and so become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable.

Our long-term aim is to produce young adults who are adaptable, resilient, creative and well equipped to take their place in a changing society. We strive to foster a distinctive and dynamic partnership between students and staff in the department through our level of care, support and professionalism.

We aim to:

Develop imaginative and original thought.

To promote the development of curiosity, enquiry, initiative, ingenuity, respect, reflection, determination and pride.

To foster awareness, understanding and expertise in those areas of creative thinking which can be expressed and developed through investigation, planning, designing, making and evaluating.

To encourage the acquisition of a body of knowledge applicable to solving practical / technological problems operating through processes of analysis, synthesis and realisation.

To stimulate the development of a range of communication skills which are central to the creative process in order to convey effective design thinking.

To encourage technological awareness, foster attitudes of co-operation and social responsibility, and develop abilities to enhance the quality of the Environment.

Develop the power of creativity through the process of investigation, analysis, designing, making and evaluation, both as an individual and as a group member.

Enable an awareness of and provide opportunities for the use of new technologies to help with the realisation of creative ideas.

Develop the art of constructive criticism and the skills of self and group assessment.

Encourage a safe working practice within all areas of Technology.

Our ambition is that we equip students with the confidence to take risks, the resilience to persevere and the problem solving skills to overcome difficulties both within the curriculum and within the wider world.

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