We find that many of the schools we work with haven’t spent a lot of time focused on their Design & Technology Curriculum over the last few years. Unfortunately, it’s a subject that is sometimes neglected. Having been teachers, we understand why! Reasons such as, the pressures of education today, your school size and staff subject knowledge can all be a major factor in why Design Technology in your school, may need some TLC!
Another thing we find is that Design Technology is sometimes a subject leadership, handed to RQTs and Teachers in their first five years of teaching. Ultimately, that’s not a bad thing as it’s a subject that is open to creativity and trialling new things. However, does your DT subject leader feel fully prepared for this role? Could they benefit from some extra support?
We offer a Consultancy and Mentoring service to help new subject leaders as well experienced leaders establish a quality Design & Technology (and Cooking & Nutrition) curriculum in your school. They may only need a one off consultancy session to simply get started or it could be that we work with them at various points through the school year. We build the programme to suit their needs!