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Design Technology


The teaching of Design Technology across Gawber follows the National Curriculum documents and is supported by a progression document. Children at Gawber design products with a purpose in mind and an intended user of the products. At Gawber School, we are dedicated to the teaching and delivery of a high-quality Design and Technology curriculum, through well planned and resourced projects and experiences.


Food technology is implemented across the school with children developing an understanding of where food comes from, the importance of a varied and healthy diet and how to prepare this.

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject, requiring creativity, resourcefulness, and imagination. Our children design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Our DT curriculum is designed to draw upon subject knowledge from other subjects also. Children learn to take risks, be reflective, innovative, enterprising and resilient. Through the evaluation of past and present technology they can reflect upon the impact of Design Technology on everyday life and the wider world.

The National Curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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
  • 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.


Essential Knowledge for a Designer

  • Knowledge of processes, materials, tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of designers and makers
  • knowledge of health and safety


What should a designer do?

- Carry out research for design

- Produce innovate ideas and create products

- Critically evaluate their own work and that of others


Our key curriculum aims

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