Design & Technology

James Dyson Quote: “Design and technology should be the subject where  mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas ...”

Subject Intent

To increase pupils’ prospects by:

“Enabling children to become resilient and responsible risk-takers.

Try, fail, succeed.”

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At Upton St Leonards, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.

Key Documents 

1. Design & Technology at USL

2. Curriculum Progression - Design Technology

3. Upton St Leonards DT Policy

4. USL Action Plan - DT

5. Scaffolding in DT

6. SMSC in DT

7. Long Term Planning Documents 

8. Knowledge Organisers

School Vision

Building foundations for a love of life, a love of learning and a love of one another