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Primary Curriculum Toolkit - member download
Unpicking whole curriculum packages
Teaching National Curriculum D&T 2015 with Creativity and Confidence
Maximising children’s progress in KS1 and KS2
Tools to help teachers
Primary Self Review and D&T Mark
Projects in a Pack
Primary CPD and INSET
Primary STEM Project and F1 in Schools Primary Class
Getting to Grips: Computing and D&T
D&T in primary schools
Tools to help teachers.
D&T Key Resources 2021
GCSE D&T Key Resources
GCSE Textiles Rescue
Review your Department
School Food Champion Programme
Improving speaking and listening skills through D&T projects
UK Space Agency
Inspiring innovation – intellectual property in design
Make the World... More sustainable
21st Century Technical Textiles
Technical Textiles Quiz
Smart Textiles Quiz
Functional Textiles Quiz
Building Services Engineering
Secondary Curriculum Toolkit - member download
Showcasing your department virtually
Examination reform, I can’t wait!
What is D&T in primary schools and why is it important?
Training and Events
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Maidenhall Primary School
Nottingham Schools Trust
D&T Department or Primary School Review?
(Re)introducing D&T to your primary curriculum
Understanding the iterative design cycle in primary D&T
Primary D&T workshop collection
Using crumble for beginners
Intermediate crumble (Control in D&T)
Introduction to cooking and nutrition in the primary classroom
Key events and individuals (designers, engineers and chefs in primary D&T)
Exploring engineering and inquiry based learning for home and school
Graphic design and getting the most out of publisher
F1 in Schools Primary Challenge
Using Fizzbits to teach design iteration
How to boost your creative thinking and inspire great ideas
Secondary D&T workshop collection
Embedding control into the D&T curriculum with the BBC micro:bit
Reigniting the D&T curriculum with engaging & inspiring activities
Prototyping and developing circuits from KS3 to GCSE
Embedding a digital portfolio approach to support remote and school based learning
Design Engineer Construct
Raising the profile of D&T, building consistency and setting high expectations for both staff and students
Teaching overseas, is the grass greener?
Implementing computer aided design (C.A.D) in primary D&T
Transition in design and technology
Surviving your ECT year
Delivering D&T through various methods (no more chalk and talk)
How to implement mechanisms in the primary D&T curriculum
Promoting D&T in the school and wider community
Why and how to use e-portfolios in D&T
Teaching electronics in KS3 D&T
Embedding sustainable practice in design and technology (1)
Writing a scheme of learning in D&T: Putting pedagogy first
Units not projects - A learning-first approach to D&T (1)
Prototyping and conceptual models for KS3 & KS4
How to implement structures in the primary D&T curriculum
What is Inspired by Industry?
The Iterative Design Process
Starting Points for Designing
Design and Technology Association Subject Consultation Groups
D&T National Curriculum for England 2014
Inspired by Industry - member only content
Design Curriculum Units
Make Curriculum Units
Evaluate Curriculum Units
Communication Curriculum Units
D&T Excellence Award 2023
Previous D&T Excellence Award Winners
D&T Awards 2022
D&T Awards 2021
D&T Awards 2020
D&T Awards 2019
D&T Awards 2018
D&T Awards 2017
D&T Awards 2016
D&T Awards 2015
Remote Teaching Tools
Health and Safety
Addendum to BS4163
Health and Safety Reminder Posters and Videos
Essential H&S for D&T Workshop Technicians
Health and Safety Accreditation Closed User Group
Maximum number of pupils taught within D&T workshops and studios?
The use of specific machinery and equipment by students in school workshops
School and college employers are accountable for health and safety
Guide to becoming a Health and Safety Consultant
Initial Analysis for Audit
Teaching Food Safely in the Primary School
Design and Technology Mark
Special Educational Needs
SEN Communication Symbols - additional member content
D&T Job Vacancies
Design and Technology GCSE 2017
Preparing for the new Design and Technology GCSE Contextual Challenge
D&T Tutorials for student learning
Sustainability Masterclass 1
Sustainability Masterclass 2
Teachers In Residence
Rebecca Topps at Bulletproof Design
Mark Preston at Heraeus Conamic
Stuart Dashwood at Prodrive
Steven Wilkinson at Husqvarna
Stephanie Tomlison at Bulletproof Design
Scott Kibblewhite at Echo Brand Design
D&T Association Corporate Membership
Designing Your Future
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Stepping Up - Surviving your ECT Year
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Design and Technology GCSE Subject Content Published
Disruptive Technologies - Disrupting Schools as well as Big Business?
Seed to Table - Cross-curricular activities for pupils aged 5-9 - Free Programme
Response to the DfE's consultation on proposals for A level design and technology
Responses to Government Consultations on New GCSE and A level Specifications
Teach Primary - Independent Review of Projects on a Page
Teaching Food Safely in Primary School
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches new educational resources
2016 GCSE results day: as we predicted, the trend continues
Ofsted Assessment on Food in Primary
V&A Schools’ Graphic Design Project in collaboration with BBC Radio 1
D&T Futures - Wayne Hemingway Design Lecture
Edge Foundation - 14-19 Education: A New Baccalaureate
Button batteries pose 'deadly' risk to toddlers
Pop-up 1970s Caribbean Front Room
Exam Results GCSE in D&T 2016 - Examination Breakdown
EBacc or New Bacc?
Time allocation for D&T GCSE and other examination courses
Exo-planets: The Search For Alien Life
The new single title Design and Technology GCSE - facts
D&T Summer School 2017
Primary "Race for the Line" Model Rocket Car Competition
AQA D&T GCSE Submission Update
Student Alumni - What are they doing now – and what can they do for you?
Made Here Now launches new website to inspire next generation of engineers
D&T Association launch Skills for Industry
Get Hands On with the V&A
Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers with the Made Here Now new Website
Its official! Teacher recruitment and retention issues reported by the Education Select Committee
Stop the Spread - STEM Challenge for 7-16 years
North East Schools - VEX Robotics National Finals
Building our new Industrial Strategy
New Government Digital Strategy
BBC Robot Wars - Features Brentwood School
Loughborough Grammar School wins Young Engineer of the Year at Big Bang 2017
Celebrating the 2017 Design & Technology Excellence Awards
Primary Crumble Kits now available
Skills for Industry launches with Severn Trent
Handling collections & properties of materials
Coventry Academy Student Team, crowned F1 in Schools UK Champions, winning a place in the world finals in Malaysia
Women into Engineering & Technology Challenge
Emmanuel College on way to World Finals for F1 in Schools
New pound coin designed by student in Design & Technology
Pupil Premium can pay for membership
Skills for Industry launches in Warwickshire
Are you a Teaching School or Multi-Academy Trust?
Earl of Clancarty in the House of Lords on Creative Subjects
National Treasures from John Lewis
Post Election Campaigning
Technical Awards Qualification Update
Support for new to teaching and newly qualified design and technology teachers.
NEJ Stevenson on Warwickshire Skills for Industry Porgramme Partners
Teacher makes 3D printed finger for bike crash teenager
Take the next step on your leadership journey
Education in the next Parliament
Update on AQA Technical Awards
Design & Technology Summer School - 6th & 7th July 2017
Formula 1® announces world first event ‘F1 Live’ in the heart of London on July 12th 2017
V&A’s DesignLab Nation
TDI Challenge Winners Announced
Who cares about education? by Eric MacFarlane
Greenpower Electric Car Race at KCOM Stadium
Top 50 Women Engineers 2017
V&A D&T GCSE Symposium
Image bank of free pictures
Girls Go Technical with BMW
Announcing the new D&T Association Chief Executive, Tony Ryan
Alasdair Sinclair scholarship, supporting mechanical engineering students at the University of Manchester
This is Engineering
Working with the UK Space Agency to create two comprehensive resources
EEF National Apprenticeship Week 2018 - Essential Facts and Figures
DOING IT FOR THE GIRLS!
Design and Technology Association says farewell to Andy Mitchell, Deputy Chief Executive
D&T Association Member school, Rushcliffe School students win unique solar energy worskhop
Teacher in Residence
The State of Design and Technology
Subject Consultation Groups
A message from the 'new' CEO
Teacher Industry Placements available now Across the UK
GCSE Examinations Results Review 22nd August 2019
STEM Accord's Bristol pilot
This is Engineering Day
Santa Loves STEM
Build To The Line
Membership is changing but changing for the better!
Home of 2030, Young Persons' Design Challenge
D&T Practice 2020: Now incorporating D&T Primary
A wealth of downloadable resources – free for members
Celebrating Excellence in Design and Technology 2020
The Smallpeice Trust keen to attract more girls to their STEM full board residential courses
Young Talent Brews Creativi-tea with invention for Cuppa-loving Brit
Teachers in Residence programme at Husqvarna - What a Success!
D&T Excellence Awards Postponed until later this year
D&T Association Covid-19 Member Briefing
Supporting home learning: Why these free resources are useful just now
Allowing students to move on with confidence
PPE equipment for front line clinical and care workers
'D&T Isotech2020' challenge
Response to Ofqual announcement on awarding GCSE and A Level grades this summer
Update on the Association’s coordinating role with NHS PPE
IMechE’s STEM at Home activities
D&T Association NHS PPE manufacture guidance
PPE - Design and Technology teachers we salute you
New Membership Options to help D&T Teachers Now
Your school’s contribution to PPE equipment
Interested in contributing to Primary and Secondary D&T lessons for BBC Bitesize?
Design and Technology Summer School and COVID-19 crisis
Ofsted are currently recruiting for a Subject Lead in design and technology.
“There is no education like adversity”
Virtual Faraday Challenge
Teachers produce hundreds of thousands of PPE for frontline healthcare staff
Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge goes Online for 2020
D&T Association Online Learning is coming this month
Reduced capacity during the Coronavirus pandemic
Is a ‘business as normal’ approach to the NEA the first tentative step towards establishing a new reality?
Why D&T Departments nationally need to cease PPE production and look on it as a job well-executed
Planning a return to school-based practise in design and technology
Design and Technology Association response to Ofqual proposal to change the assessment of GCSE and A Levels 2021
Seb - a Junior Design Engineer at Prodrive
Abi - Design Apprentice Engineer at Prodrive
Rabia - Business Development Researcher at Engineers Without Borders UK
Vicky - Senior Computer Games Designer at Rebellion
A Level results day 2020
Luke - Engineering Programme Manager at Engineers Without Borders UK
Designed for Life - series of podcasts
GCSE and A Level Results initial analysis and statement
Guidance on the re-opening of design and technology departments
Francesca is a clothing and accessories designer at Prodrive.
Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards 2020
Coping with Covid-19
Designed for Life - In conversation with Michael Omotosho
Virtual D&T Autumn School - 9th and 10th November (Primary and Secondary)
Designed for Life - In conversation with Jay Blades
Support installing Autodesk Fusion 360 for educational establishments
EngineeringUK Launch Neon
Collaborating with the Oak National Academy
D&T Free Webinars go live: Keeping our Community Together
Designed for Life - In conversation with Brian Oppenheim
Statement on the DfE’s decision announced today to drop all bursaries for D&T ITE
Recommend a Friend
Protect and Promote Design and Technology
Oak National Academy to launch new creative and practical subjects from January 2021
Ely College, D&T Department Tour
D&T classroom case study. Show us yours
The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Programme launches 2021 applications to inspire next generation of engineers
Designed for Life - In conversation with Jude Pullen
D&T accommodation for new and refurbished school buildings
Designed for Life - In conversation with Pim van Baarsen
Gordon Warren Obituary
Key Stage 3 Resources 2021
New year - New challenges to conquer
Designed for Life - In conversation with Invisible Creations
Remote Teaching Tools
Ofqual Consultation Process for 2021 Examinations
Oak National Academy - 2021 new subjects launch
2021 New Year competition!
A New All-in-One CAD Design Solution - BricsCAD
Response to the Government's White Paper Skills for Jobs: Lifelong learning for opportunity and growth
New platform launches search to find the next generation of toy design talent
D&T Association response to the DfE/OFQUAL GCSE/A Level and TVQ Consultations
Designed for Life - In Conversation with Professor Rebecca Earley
Primary STEM Project and F1 in Schools Primary Class
Designed for Life - In conversation with Zoe Laughlin
Our response to the Ofqual briefing on summer examination awards 2021 25th February 2021
D&T Practice Editorial March 2021
Designed for Life - In conversation with Robin Wight CBE
Designed for Life - In conversation with Hayley Roy
Can biology help us to design more sustainable textiles? - Sign up to join the quest
Designed for Life Podcast with Nicky Lawler
A Day in the Life of a Dyson Institute Student
Black and Blum - Student Design winner announced!
PTC - Upcoming Webinars
Research Steering Group
House of Lords Select Committee on Youth Unemployment
V&A Innovate National Schools Challenge 2021-22
New training facility in Banbury
We invite you to participate in important D&T research
Designed for Life guest Spencer Metzger
A level results 2021 - a most challenging of years.
A Level results summary 2021
GCSE Results Summary 2021
D&T Association Corporate member Trotec are on the road this Autumn
The IET 150: My Sustainable Community Competition celebrates 150 years of the IET
Winners of the 21st Design and Technology Excellence Awards
'The State of D&T' paper in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering
The DfE announce that teacher trainee bursaries are to be reinstated.
Serving Teacher Board Member Required
150 Years of state education - A time to reflect
Design and Technology Education: An International Journal (1)
Edge Foundation free webinar 6 Dec
Embed 3D Printing into your Primary Design & Technology Curriculum
Research Journal latest
Designing Your Future
Bill Williams New Chair of the Association 2022
International Women's Day (IWD)2022 #BreakTheBias
Echo Brand Design, Blueprint 1000 Case Study
New report - D&T in schools fallen over last decade and will continue without government intervention
Virtual Teachers in Residence with Triple Double Case Study
Introducing D&T Projects in Primary Schools
D&TA expands staffing to meet the demands set by exponential membership growth (1)
Speak up for Design and Technology
Health and Safety Accreditation Email
SEND, Disabilities & Trauma in Teaching
D&T Research - MA Research Questions
Autodesk Fusion 360 workshops
The Tour Continues
Autodesk Fusion 360: Webinar One
The Future of D&T – You had your say
New Curriculum Trainer Paul Woodward
Brand New e-learning Courses
Teachers in Residence
East Yorkshire Polymer Study Tour
Consultancy - D&T Department or Primary School Review?
GCSE and A-Level Results Day is nearly here!
D&T A-Level Entries Rise
School-Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme
New Blueprint 1000 Member
John Christopher Jones, Professor of Design Passes Away
GCSE Results 2022
For Educators: Fusion 360 Virtual Skills Camp
Live podcast recording: The Design & Technology Association
What is Bio-Inspired Textile Design?
Queen Elizabeth II has died
Office Closure for Monday 19th September
Werkhouse – Applications open until 14th Oct
Teacher training bursary changes for 2023-24
D&TA Excellence Awards Guest Speaker
D&TA Award Winners
Because design and technology matter
Staff Training Day
The EdTech Summit Returns to Birmingham
National Engineering Day
CREATE Education Adoption and Impact of 3D printing in Schools
LIVE podcast Yewande Akinola MBE HonFREng
An Excellent Introduction to C.A.D. and Control
Enginuity Skills Awards Competition
Amendment to BS4163:2021
Teaching Primary Food and Nutrition professional development programme
Teacher in Residence Opportunities
Reimagining D&T Report
Design and Technology Education: an International Journal (2)
Teachers in Residence: Echo Brand Design
1,700 delegates trained in 2022
Daydream Believers: A New Way to Play
Fully Funded Degree Opportunity
2022 Unwrapped (1)
Teachers in Residence: Summer Placements
CREATE Education Loan Scheme: Next Wave
OKdo LEGO® Loan scheme
Response to Pearson Press Release - Proposed Design & Sustainability qualification
Warco Wall Charts
Trotec Laser Cutters
What do past winners have to say…
CREATE Education 3D Printer Loan Scheme
New courses for 2023
SCITT: Initial Teacher Training programme for Secondary Teachers
International Women’s Day
Engineering Educates Farmvention Challenge: The D&T activities
Welcome New Trustees
The DATE Journal's move to Liverpool John Moores University
Coronation Generation Poster Design Challenge
Personal Effects Insurance
A call to action for every D&T teacher
Food education: for for the future?
Exploring our vision for D&T
Student Advisory Group
Siemens Hour of Engineering: Empowering Future Innovators
KS3 Contexts: Connecting Education and Industry. Free to all Schools this year
Britain’s manufacturing heroes named in Birmingham
James Dyson Foundation: Free Primary D&T Course
Nationwide Teacher Consultations
Join the Teachers in Residence Program
Live Digital Training Courses
New Designers Exhibition 2023
Vision for the future of Design and Technology
Successful Three-Day D&T CPD Event
Enhancing Accessibility in D&T Education with Widgit Symbols
A-Level Results Day 2023
Teachers in Residence Program: Railway Engineering
Siemens Empowers Educators and Students with Solid Edge 3D CAD Software through their Academic Program
Welcome Back! (1)
UK Manufacturers Gear Up for Second Annual National Manufacturing Day
GCSE Results Day - Important dates and information
GCSE Results Day 2023
Exciting Live Podcast Series
Primary Engineer Competition
Inspired by Industry
Health and Safety Training
'Designed for Life' Podcast Hits the Road!
World Mental Health Day
Empowering Secondary Teachers in Design and Technology
D&T Bursary Raised for 2024
D&T Excellence Awards 2023
Education and Engineering Leaders Discuss Future of STEM Education
Affinity Serif Software
New recruitment platform ‘My Furniture Career’ launched
Teachers in Residence Program: Railway Engineering (1)
National Engineering Day: Celebrating Innovation and Ingenuity!
PATT40: A Celebration of Innovation and Education
Renowned Designer Ben Edmonds Takes Center Stage at Design and Technology Excellence Awards
Foster + Partners Inspires Educators through D&T Association’s Teachers in Residence Programme
VEX Robotics Joins the Blueprint 1000
Royal Opera House: Create & Design KS1/2 CPD
Residency at the RAF Museum Midlands
Design and Technology Education Journal Releases PATT39 Conference Special and General Research Articles
D&T Association Research Steering Group
INSET for The Oaks Collegiate
Safety in numbers, one, two, three
Wouldn't it be nice if...
What’s new... and how to deal with it
So how are we going to assess it?
Big Bangs and damp squibs
Nanotechnology – Small really is beautiful
Five wonder materials that could change the world
What do you think?
Want a job? We need D&T teachers!
D&T Summer School @ Loughborough Design School
Are you really teaching D&T?
3-D Printing Will Change the World. How will it change D&T?
Chinese schools get a lesson from Britain
GCSE and GCE Design and Technology developments: where are we?
Why has the number of teenagers taking design and technology GCSE dropped?
Time to put the clocks back
The changing face of textiles
What are you going to do with yourself next year
Summer time...D&T teachers are chillin’
GCSE 2019-20 Contextual Challenges Published
5G is coming - is D&T ready? Are we connecting up our curriculum intelligently?
Editorial for Designing Magazine 2019 - issue 113
Reinforcing gender stereotypes, or are we all just showing our ignorance with respect to design and technology education
Yes we’re good at designing and make stuff, but can you write about it?
What’s the point of school?
The case for decisiveness
Specialist training for SCITT trainees at Pioneers Partnership SCITT
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