“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you look deeper, it’s really how it works.”
“Technology makes possibilities. Design makes solutions.”
Design Technology in the early years and primary phase at Harleston Sancroft Academy is underpinned by our purpose for education which is to enable all pupils to flourish and grow. Through our values (hope, perseverance, wisdom, love, respect, faith) we aim to provide our pupils with a design technology curriculum that is knowledge-rich, vocabulary-driven and skills-based. Design and Technology prepares children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers as individuals and part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by making products and systems. Through the study of Design and Technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industry. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, its uses and impacts.