Planning and Preparing for a Deep Dive in Secondary D&T - Full day

Date and Time

Start Date: 3rd October 2024

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Member Price: £199.00

Your Price: £270.00

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Full-day face to face course in Birmingham

This full-day course will look at the Ofsted education inspection framework 2019 which has an increased emphasis on a coherent and sequenced curriculum. Leaders and teachers of D&T are required to have a clear curriculum vision for the subject with this course helping to guide participants through a review and redesign of their D&T curriculum offer. 

  • What skills and attributes do you want your year 11 students to have developed? 
  • What should be included in your aspirational curriculum?
  • What does a design and technology curriculum look like in light of Industry 4.0 and skills for the future? 
  • How outward facing is your department in terms of global learning? 

Explore these issues with colleagues and make use of the curriculum planning tools on offer from The Design and Technology Association to get your planning underway. 

Session Content: 

  • Skills for an uncertain future
  • Ofsted requirements and recommendations
  • How to structure a D&T curriculum
  • Audit of current provisions
  • What, when and how?
  • Industry 4.0
  • Developing a plan of action 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Consider your curriculum offer in terms of learning outcomes, not ‘projects’ 
  • Understand how to map your current curriculum offer 
  • Prioritise your gaps 
  • Prepare an action plan with timescales for delivery 
  • Identify possible barriers to success and plan to circumnavigate these. 

You are advised to bring a laptop/portable device with you.

Meet your Trainer

Paul Woodward – Curriculum Trainer

Paul has been teaching D&T for almost 30 years with most of those years as a Head of Creative Arts Faculties or as Head of D&T. Following a degree in 3D design, Paul initially trained for the Post 16 sector, so he has extensive experience of teaching A Level D&T, but he has taught the subject from KS2 onwards in a wide variety of schools ranging from Pupil Referral Units to Prestigious International Boarding schools. Paul’s MA is in Education specialising in Professional Development in Teaching and Learning which led to him working as a consultant, course designer and presenter for D&TA alongside his industry and teaching roles…

Read more about Paul

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Birmingham -TBC,
West Midlands

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