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Stanley St Peter's Church of England

Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Friendship, Forgiveness, Courage and Perseverance

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Stanley St Peter's Church of England

Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Friendship, Forgiveness, Courage and Perseverance

Design Technology

Stanley St Peter’s Design and Technology Vision


At Stanley St Peter’s Primary School our aim is to enable all children to unlock their potential and celebrate their success. We want all our children – regardless of their background, ability or circumstances - to leave our school with the ability to participate fully and contribute positively in a rapidly changing world.  We believe that Design and Technology enables children to make decisions for themselves and apply learning from other areas of the curriculum in a creative context in order to solve real and relevant problems. 


What do we hope to achieve for our children?


At Stanley St Peter’s our vision is that our children reach the expected standard in Design and Technology and develop an increased confidence to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products.   Through the teaching of Design and Technology children will be provided with the opportunity to solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. 


How will we achieve this?


Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of Design and Technology involves the following:

  • Staff create a positive attitude to Design and Technology learning within the classrooms and reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in Design and Technology.
  • Staff use their subject knowledge and understanding to support children’s learning in Design and Technology. 
  • Planning involves creating engaging lessons, including high-quality resources allowing children to work confidently with a variety of materials.
  •  Learning opportunities develop the understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to engage in an iterative process (testing, analysing and refining) of designing and making.
  • Collaborative learning is in place, allowing all children to develop their use of the relevant vocabulary, questioning and thinking.  The children display perseverance and can reflect on the skills they have learnt and their involvement in the lesson.
  • Children are enabled to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  • Lessons support children in building and applying their knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
  • Children are taught to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
  • Children are provided with opportunities to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Staff will use our personalised Curriculum (which is informed by and aligned to the National Curriculum) to ensure subject coverage is met and will ensure that the long term plan reflects the coverage required in each year group.


Pupil Voice


Children are engaged in the lessons and understand the value of what they are learning.  Children understand the relevance of this in their learning journey, drawing on links to previous learning and other areas of the curriculum.  As a result of this, pupils are not deterred if they do not quickly establish an understanding, instead they are motivated to achieve.  Through engaging in an iterative process, children understand that making mistakes is as much as a part of learning/discovery as is being successful.  Enjoyment and enthusiasm are expressed by children engaged in Design and Technology lessons. 

Design and Technology Curriculum Overview

Design & Technology Progression Document

We are officially an Ofsted rated GOOD school! You can read the full report on the Ofsted page of our website.