Design and Technology at Heathfield is taught by class teachers within the Learning for Life Curriculum. Pupils at all stages within school are taught knowledge and skills that can be applied to making products for specific purposes.
The curriculum is designed to give pupils opportunities to develop skills in designing and making food products, textiles products, structures and mechanisms. Children right from Nursery are given real tools to use and create with. This is risk assessed and monitored in line with health and safety guidelines.
It is an ideal springboard for the development of collaborative working and encourages evaluation of the pupils own ideas and products alongside manufactured products, and those of their peers. All Design and Technology tasks are set in as real a context as possible with the emphasis being on the products having a user and a purpose.
Design and Technology can give pupils essential skills for the future as they develop ideas for themselves and share expertise with others.