Subject Leader Profile
Having previously spent some of my working life in industry, I am keen for children to be problem solvers and creative thinkers with a strong resilience. It is our responsibility as primary educators to help children to learn the skills that will prepare them for the unknown world of tomorrow.
Learning new skills, problem solving, being creative and enjoyment are at the heart of a child’s development. As outlined in the National Curriculum, Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
- 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.