Design and Technology

“Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.”
James Dyson

The National Curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook|

At St Jerome Church of England Bilingual School our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and we use Cornerstones Maestro to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding, skills and vocabulary needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They work logically, research, explore, create and ultimately evaluate their new products. Each project focuses on developing the pupils’ problem-solving skills, alongside promoting creative thinking. Finally, pupils develop an understanding of the role Design and Technology plays both in our local society and globally.