Statement of intent:
At St. Margaret’s, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and other’s needs, wants and values. We want our children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers as individuals and as part of a team which will help them to deal with tomorrows rapidly changing world. Through the study of DT pupils 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, enterprising and capable citizens. Our children are given the opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and effectiveness. By doing this 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 well-being of the nation.