Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Design Technology

Curriculum Statement

The importance of D&T in our pupil’s lives is high and aims to provide skills that will help to enhance and develop independence and critical thinking. The aim is to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of products and the wider world. Nurture creativity and innovation through design and exploration of their environment and the world around them. Pupils build their skills as they progress through school to access and thrive through our structured curriculum which has been tailored and adapted to the needs of the pupils in our school setting.

We use aspects of Projects on a Page and tailor this to the different needs, demands and requirements of the pupils across the school. Pupils cover a plethora of subjects and areas including (but not limited to) Food and Nutrition, Textiles, Mechanisms (wheels, levers and gears), Structures, Circuits and Graphics.

Our new curriculum provides children the opportunity to learn skills through different pathways to ensure that they only repeat units which they are meant to (e.g. Primary Pathway 1 is a 2 year rolling programme as it is expected that children stay in this pathway for 2 years).

In KS4 pupils study OCN credit units in different areas (Food, Craft, Wood Work, Enterprise and Textiles) that will help to prepare them for life after Watermill school and push them towards being more independent as a young adult

 

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Curriculum Statement

The importance of D&T in our pupil’s lives is high and aims to provide skills that will help to enhance and develop independence and critical thinking. The aim is to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of products and the wider world. Nurture creativity and innovation through design and exploration of their environment and the world around them. Pupils build their skills as they progress through school to access and thrive through our structured curriculum which has been tailored and adapted to the needs of the pupils in our school setting.

We use aspects of Projects on a Page and tailor this to the different needs, demands and requirements of the pupils across the school. Pupils cover a plethora of subjects and areas including (but not limited to) Food and Nutrition, Textiles, Mechanisms (wheels, levers and gears), Structures, Circuits and Graphics.

Our new curriculum provides children the opportunity to learn skills through different pathways to ensure that they only repeat units which they are meant to (e.g. Primary Pathway 1 is a 2 year rolling programme as it is expected that children stay in this pathway for 2 years).

In KS4 pupils study OCN credit units in different areas (Food, Craft, Wood Work, Enterprise and Textiles) that will help to prepare them for life after Watermill school and push them towards being more independent as a young adult