Winner of the 2022 D&T Excellence Awards are...


The award winners are:

Category 1: Autodesk Excellence Award for Outstanding Secondary Subject Leadership

Richard Harris, Raynes Park High School, London 

Category 2:  Create Education Excellence Award for Outstanding Primary Subject Leadership

Emma Hudson, Outwood Primary Academy, Wakefield

Category 3: The James Dyson Foundation Excellence Award Recognising Outstanding D&T Teacher(s)

Trudi Barrow, Sandringham School, St Albans

Category 4: N.E.J Stevenson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research in D&T Education

Dr Wei Liu, King's College London

Category 5: Onshape Excellence Award for Inspirational Support Staff within D&T

Eleanor Worthington, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Kent

Category 6: The Institution of Engineering and Technology Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to D&T (Awarded by the D&T Association Board of Trustees)

Roy Ballam, British Nutritional Foundation, London 

Category 7: Boxford Excellence Award for Outstanding Industry Engagement (Teacher)

Antoinette Kodi-Pecku, The Ursuline Academy, Ilford

Category 8: Autodesk Excellence Award for Outstanding Industry Engagement (Industry Partner)

John Patterson, Sellafield Ltd, Warrington 

Category 9: Autodesk Excellence Award for Outstanding Departmental Team

Hethersett Academy D&T Department, Norwich 

Category 10: The STEM Workshop Outstanding Pupil Award: Age 5-11

Ian Iliev, Highgate School, London

Category 11: The Royal Academy of Engineering Award for Outstanding Pupil: Age 12-16

Ella Thompson, Upton Hall School, Wirral 

Category 12: HME Logistics Award for Outstanding Pupil: Age 16-18

Alex Brown, Oakham School, Leicester 


The Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards started in 1999 by the Design and Technology Association Trustees and it give recognition to individuals nominated by their colleagues or teachers for their inspirational contribution towards design and technology. This prestigious awards ceremony is in partnership with The Institution of Engineering and Technology and took place on Friday 14th October 2022.

To celebrate the whole reach of our subject, we revised and created 12 brand new categories. Industry engagement, your D&T support staff, and educational research are all vital components of design and technology and worth individual praise. And we have special awards for pupils at different stages of their development, as they deserve recognition and motivation to continue fulfilling their academic journey.

A big thank you to The James Dyson Foundation for sponsoring all the tables and to Autodesk for sponsoring the drinks reception at this amazing event.

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