At The Rissington School, we value Design and Technology as an important part of our pupil’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. We are committed to ensure that Design and Technology provide the pupils with the opportunities to develop and extend skills: encouraging them to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. It can be found in many of the objects children use each day and is a part of children’s immediate experiences. Design and Technology at The Rissington School will encourage children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.
Our Design and Technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. It will improve analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills. Our pupils are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers whilst reflecting upon how Design and Technology have shaped history, and learn about how the subject continues to contribute to the creativity, culture and wealth of our nation.
The Rissington School is a split site school. Whilst we embrace the differences this may bring, the children across both sites belong to one school; and as such receive the same provision in Design and Technology.
The teaching and implementation of the Design and Technology Curriculum at The Rissington School is based on the National Curriculum and is linked to topics to ensure a well-structured approach to this subject.
The children are taught Design and Technology as part of their termly topic work and more detail can be found in our Long and Medium term plans. Our young designers will be given a variety of experiences both in and out of the classroom, where appropriate, to participate in memorable learning opportunities which will further support and deepen their understanding.
We aim, wherever possible, to link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.