School effectiveness

Design and technology

Design and technology remains a compulsory national curriculum subject at key stages 1 to 3.

National Curriculum programmes of study for design and technology from 2014:

The Design and Technology Organisation (DATA) has an annotated programme of study for key stages 1 to 3 (link to DATA web shop), including key messages, advice and explanatory notes for schools, available free to members.

Resources

BBC learning - art and design
Resources for studying art and design, including online galleries, dictionary of visual arts, and links to the Design Council.

Design and technology association (DATA)
This organisation offers support to primary and secondary teachers.

The Nuffield Foundation: primary design and technology
Examples of pupils' work, classroom materials to download for free and other resources for teachers.

The Nuffield Foundation: secondary design and technology
News and resources for DT education.

foodafactoflife.org.uk
The ‘Food a Fact of Life’ site provides interactive projects and information sheets for children to help them discover more about the food they eat, with downloadable classroom and lesson resources including PowerPoint presentations, posters and activity cards.

www.nutrition.org.uk
This British nutrition site contains a wealth of information to support all aspects of food in school - healthy eating, curriculum advice, case studies and downloadable resources.

CLEAPSS guides
Includes guides on materials and components for technology, instruction on the safe and effective use of tools in primary design and technology, teaching health and safety and the use of constructing equipment.

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Last updated: 14 Mar 2017