Design and Technology
At Dorney School we believe that design and technology should be taught in an inspiring, rigorous and practical way. Therefore we encourage all our pupils to use their creativity and imaginations 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 teach a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Our 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. We believe that an inclusive, high quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
All pupils, regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability have access to all parts of the D and T curriculum.
Through the teaching of design and technology at Dorney School we aim to ensure that all of our pupils:
Our curriculum has been mapped to ensure that there is clear progression across the school. Subject leaders regularly review the topics taught in each year group to ensure that pupils are taught the right content at the right time.
This document summarises the key learning in each year group. It allows teachers to identify learning that comes before and after their current year group, to ensure that the right content is taught at the right time.