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Design and Technology

Design and Technology Policy 2019

Design and technology at St Mary’s Primary School is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.


Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.


Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, and enterprising.


Through the children’s evaluation of past and present design and technology projects, 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 wellbeing of the children.