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Design and Technology

                 “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”     

Steve Jobs

Design and Technology Subject Leader is Mrs Ahmed


Our curriculum intent for Design Technology is that every child will: 

  • experience a variety of creative and practical opportunities to design, make and evaluate products and feel proud of their achievements.
  • develop the knowledge, understanding and the skills to engage in an interactive process of designing and making.
  • work in a range of relevant contexts such as: the home and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment.
  • develop a love for cooking and to apply the principles of nutrition and health eating.


Implementation of the Design Technology Curriculum at Holy Trinity

Design and Technology skills and understanding are built into every lesson, following a practical and interactive process of designing and making.  Through revisiting and consolidating skills, lesson planning and resourcing help children build on prior knowledge alongside introducing new skills, knowledge and challenge.  The revision and introduction of key vocabulary are built into each lesson. Our children learn to take risks, be reflective, innovative, enterprising and resilient.  Through the evaluation of past and present technology they can reflect upon the impact of Design Technology on everyday life and the wider world.  Through these lessons, we inspire pupils and practitioners to develop a love of Design and Technology and see how it has helped shaped the ever-evolving technological world they live in.

As a school and in accordance with the National Curriculum’s Programme of Study, we  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.


The Impact of the Design Technology Curriculum at Holy Trinity

The impact of Kapow Primary’s based scheme is constantly monitored through both formative and summative assessment opportunities. The curriculum is developed in such a way that children are equipped with a range of skills to enable them to succeed in their primary education and be innovative and resourceful members of society.

Children at Holy Trinity CE Primary School will:

  • demonstrate a love of DT and an interest in further study
  • meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National curriculum for Design and Technology
  • have evidence of work showing a range of DT based topics covered, cross curriculum links and work adapted to their individual needs
  • use and combine tools to carry out different processes for shaping, decorating, and manufacturing products.
  • apply a repertoire of skills, knowledge and understanding to produce high quality, innovative outcomes, including models, prototypes, CAD, and products to fulfil the needs of users, clients, and scenarios.
  • gain knowledge on key individuals, inventions and events in history and of today that impact our world.


 How does Design and Technology fit into our School Vision?


To be an inspirational place of learning where:


Vision statement:

Design and Technology links/actions:

We facilitate opportunities so every child can flourish in a place where they feel safe, happy and confident.



  • Engage and inspire all pupils and give them regular opportunities to take part in Design and technology lessons.
  • Offer cross-curricular learning opportunities to enable children to make connections and explore an in depth curriculum.
  • Share examples of learning and achievement within the school through displays, photos, work samples as well as celebrating achievements with families on the school website and in the newsletter.


Staff wellbeing and professional development is valued and supported in order to fulfil their roles, inspire others and experience personal fulfilment.



  • Provide CPD for staff in the Design and Technology National Curriculum.
  • Ensure resources such as tools and materials are available and of a high standard to enable staff to undertake their job effectively and efficiently.
  • Liaise with cluster schools to look at Design and Technology provision and how it is delivered.


The school provides facilities that enable an optimum learning environment.









  • Ensure pupils have access to high quality resources, tools and materials.
  • Look into ways of funding further DT equipment using local schools and companies.
  • Ensure children’s work is celebrated and shared throughout all available platforms: classrooms, corridors, communal areas in school, through topic books, on the website, in home learning projects etc.
  • Excite the children by creating fun whole school competitions using completed models.
  • Immerse children in rich topic based learning by making links whenever appropriate.


The school plays a central role within our community and enjoys strong links with the church, local companies and other schools.                 

  • Where possible make local links within our topic based approach through trips and visits.
  • Forge links with other DT subject leaders across the local cluster.