Every Child Achieves

Every Child Achieves

Our intent is for children to:

  • Our approach to teaching Design Technology is grounded in the three elements of our school vision: relationships, an innovative approach to teaching and having the highest expectations.  
  • To inspire and challenge our children, through a safe and happy learning environment, to achieve excellent standards in DT including all aspects of the National Curriculum objectives for DT. 
  • Our innovative approaches are aimed at ensuring that all children, regardless of background or circumstance, are excited and engaged in learning about Design Technology.  
  • To inspire our children to become independent, creative problem solvers. 
  • Learning is real, relevant, and purposeful, and provides opportunities where our children develop skills to think as individuals and as part of a team. 
  • For children to develop practical skills of assembling, fixing, constructing, and designing. 
  • For children to have the opportunity to experience new and exciting things.  
  • To support our children’s learning through nurturing relationships, resulting in confident, inquisitive learners, who ask questions and are driven to extend their own knowledge 
  • To ensure that any gaps in learning, as a result of COVID, are closed and that all pupils meet age related expectations in DT. 
  • To prepare and inspire children for further learning in DT in secondary school and beyond. 


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We implement our Design and Technology curriculum through: 

  • In EYFS, DT is taught through a play-based approach. Children can access a wide range construction and design materials, including junk modelling, blocks, and large-scale construction items outside. Children also have access to a variety of open-ended materials, to inspire original ideas and imaginative play. 
  • In KS1, our creative and innovative approach to the curriculum ensures that design technology is delivered using high quality resources, through learning mission work, launches and landings. 
  • Learning is enabled by positive, nurturing relationships, which support children to challenge themselves and discover new and exciting ways to do things. 
  • Knowledge organisers are used to ensure key knowledge and vocabulary is introduced. Teachers ensure that knowledge organisers build on previous learning and that pupils remember their learning. 
  • There are opportunities for children to learn both indoors and outdoors. 
  • The Opportunities Pledge ensures that every child has access to a wide range of opportunities that enhance the curriculum. 
  • Children’s work evidence high expectations in DT. 


The National Curriculum provides a structure and skill development for the Design and Technology curriculum being taught. This is linked to our Learning Missions to provide a creative approach, which reflects a balanced programme of study. 

The impact:

  • Our children become resilient learners, who rise to the challenges faced in their creative work.  
  • Our children will be proud of their work, celebrating as an individual and as part of a team. 
  • Children will acquire practical skills such as assembling, fixing, constructing, and designing, and personal skills such as perseverance, self-belief, teamwork, and reflective practice skills, which will transfer through the entire curriculum and everyday life.