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 design technology subjects. The design and technology department aims to give the pupils an understanding of design principals and practical skills so that they can learn to use tools, machinery and equipment with confidence. We emphasise the need to respond creatively and to be innovative within the confines of the brief. The design and technology carousel ensures students spend time in product design, textiles and food preparation and nutrition to build a broad base of skills and experiences. Our carousel programme is designed to build skills at every key stage and provide a solid base on which to progress up to KS5 and beyond.