Mr F Wilson – head of department
Mr R Dawson, Mr A Dawson – teacher of design technology
Mrs C Clay – teacher of design technology / fashion and textiles
Mrs C Buckland, Mrs S Monkhouse – teacher of food preparation and nutrition / design technology
Mrs K Johnson, Mr D Stone – department technicians
Design and technology is taught to all KS3 pupils on a carousel with year 9 pupils opting for two extended design technology subjects. The carousel includes textiles, resistant materials and food and nutrition. Our carousel programme is designed to build skills and provide a solid base on which to progress on to KS4 and beyond.
We aim to give pupils an understanding of design principals and practical skills so that they can learn to use tools, machinery and equipment with confidence. Food preparation and nutrition equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to feed themselves and others better. Students develop practical cookery skills and techniques as they explore the underlying principles of food science, nutrition, food traditions and food safety.