Ashfield Valley Primary School

Design and Technology

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Design and Technology at Ashfield Valley

"Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design."

 Stephen Gardiner

The value of Design and Technology within our Curriculum

Pupils learn how to take 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. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

National Curriculum (2013).

Alongside The National Curriculum, the new programmes of study highlight that the designing and making process is still at the heart of Design and Technology. Additionally, doing so using a broad range of materials and the evaluation of own and others ideas and products.

Ashfield Valley believes that developing a love for learning in Design and Technology is fundamental to our pupils’ development in order to prepare them for their next phase in education. We do this by providing pupils with creative, inspiring experiences and embed skills to ensure that pupils have the ability to succeed in a technological world.

Our curriculum extends beyond the academic, technical or vocational. This in turn:

  • Provides for learners’ broader development, enabling them to develop and discover their interests and talents.
  • Allows pupils to become confident risk takers and build resilience within Design and Technology.
  • Through maintaining positive and well-trained staff we will continue to develop learners who are well equipped and prepared for their next step in education.
  • Ensures that pupils are exposed to ambitions intentions.
  • Allows pupils to explore attitudes towards the made world and how live and work within it.
  • Ensure pupils develop an understanding of technological processes, products and their manufacture, and their contribution to our society.
  • Allow pupils to foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making.

Provides learners with a range of projects which will involve using a variety of skills and materials, therefore clearly supporting the intent of a coherently planned curriculum, preparing pupils for future learning and employment.

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