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Primary Design and Technology CPD Package

In 1989, England and Wales were one of the first countries to introduce Design and Technology (D&T) as a statutory entitlement for all children and young people in education.   D&T can be a great subject to teach English and Maths and can provide a real life context for pupils, which can support their engagement and enjoyment of a subject.  Not only does this subject help pupils develop their skills, knowledge and experience of the world, it can develop pupils ability to think creatively to solve problems.

For 2019/20 we have developed three training sessions (Autumn Term: 1 x full day; Spring Term: 1 x half day; Summer Term: 1 x half day) designed to develop primary D&T Leaders subject knowledge and expertise in leading the subject.  Each session can be purchased individually on a PAYG basis. Alternatively you can book the training as a package of three at a cost of £380 (saving £110).

Session One: Curriculum Planning:Design and Technology, 26th November 2019, 9am – 4pm

Led by Colin Davies, this day will explore the role of the Design and Technology subject leader.  Delegates will consider how their school D&T curriculum ensures progression in the subject whilst embeding the principles of Design, Make and Evaluate throughout.

Session Two: Practical Design and Technology, 1pm – 4pm

Session 2 will explore how aspects of the D&T curriculum can be taught through topic with a specific focus on STEM. Hands on activities will allow delegates to explore and play with mechanical systems: levers and linkages, wheels and axles, pulleys and gears.

Session Three: Textiles through Design and Technology, 1pm – 4pm

This session will be delivered in partnership with the M&S Archive.  The session will explore Fashion and Fabrics for KS1-2 and will look at origins, properties and uses of fabrics. Delegates will work with items and records from the collection.

Follow the above links to book individual sessions. To book all three sessions and access the discount price, please see this guidance document. For further information or help with booking a place please contact jane.zanzottera@leeds.gov.uk