Design & Technology Statement of Intent

Design and Technology at St Teresa’s is planned to be fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to: fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Design and Technology, provide a broad and balanced curriculum and ensure the progressive development of knowledge and skills.


Provide a tailored, exciting Design and Technology curriculum which enables all children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers as individuals and as part of a team. 

Our whole school knowledge, skills and vocabulary progression plans have been carefully created using the National Curriculum and pedagogy research from the D.A.T.A and STEM. These documents aim to ensure: 

  • Children can use key vocabulary around the six principles of Design and Technology.
  • Children build their knowledge and skills, increasing their depth of knowledge over time which means they can do more. 
  • Where possible, links are made across the curriculum so children are able to apply knowledge from other subject areas when designing and evaluating. 


To implement our vision for D&T, staff CPD will focus on the 6 Principles of Design and Technology and promote application of STEM learning. St Teresa’s will ensure resources are carefully selected to provide staff with the subject knowledge and stimuli needed to bring about best progress in all groups of pupils. 

We teach Design & Technology on a rotation programme. See LTP & Foundation subjects LTP. This means, each year group will study D&T for at least 2 half terms per year (2 units). 

Our curriculum follows the National Curriculum expectations for KS1, KS2 and the Statutory EYFS Framework. 

In Key Stages 1-2 discreet lessons follow progressive curriculum plans to ensure pupils acquire and use knowledge and skills in all subject areas. For 2022-23 we are also investing additional curriculum time each week to effectively implement Kinetic letters, Vipers for reading comprehension and Mathematical Key Recall Facts. This is part of our commitment that every child achieves age related, or beyond in essential reading, writing and maths skills.  The decision to block Design & Technology, Art & design and Music lessons to facilitate core fluency is one that will be reviewed in July 2023.