Design and Technology at Belmont School
Through our holistic curriculum at Belmont School, we innovate and provide opportunities for our pupils to:
- To develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
- To build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
- To critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products as well as the work of others.
- To understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
- To utilise the principles of product design, building and evaluation to allow the opportunity to draw upon knowledge from the across entire curriculum.
The Design and Technology curriculum is implemented through our bespoke scheme of work. Design and Technology and Art and Design are taught alternatively each half-term.
Through their planned schemes of work pupils will:
- Be exposed to a variety of creative and practical activities.
- Explore the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.
- Work in a range of relevant contexts (for example home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment).
Teachers are confident in implementing the Design and Technology curriculum. Our teachers will:
- Receive specific INSET days and after school CPD sessions to explore how to deliver the Design and Technology to the pupils.
- Regular opportunities to take part in school to school moderation.
- Work in partnership with local and national design competitions.
- Work in partnership with local, national and international primary and secondary schools.
By the time our pupils leave our school they will:
- Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
- Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users and critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
- Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook healthily.
SLT and subject leaders monitor the impact of our Design and Technology provision through regular monitoring, including pupil, staff and parent voice. Our curriculum is one in which pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality Design and Technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.