Our Design and Technology curriculum promotes equality of opportunity and provides an awareness of areas that have gender issues. We understand that children are exposed to stereotypes from an early age and that one role of our school is to counter those experiences. We know that stereotyping leads to unconscious bias and as a school we have a duty to challenge those preconceived biases. All children will have access to equipment that has been traditionally female and male dominated to ensure equality for all- for example tools for woodwork, sewing and weaving materials, cooking experiences, and opportunities for large-scale and small-scale construction.
Through our continuous provision approach in EYFS and KS1, children are given ample opportunities in their learning environment to practise and embed their D.T skills. Our classroom environments are carefully designed to enable pupils to be independent and creative designers and engineers. Children have independent access to tools, materials, and resources and are encouraged to design, create and construct products based on their own interests. Children take ownership over their learning and are encouraged to self-reflect and evaluate their products. Our classrooms offer pupils a safe place to make mistakes and trial new ideas. Below are some examples of the provision we offer.
Miss E Grover
D.T subject leader