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Leading Design and Technology effectively in schools
Wed 8 February 2017, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT
Why D&T? Why teach it in your school? Developing a vision for D&T in your school
Overview of the EYFS and National Curriculum requirements for D&T
Establishing firm foundations – the Design and Technology Association’s minimum requirements for effective practice
Design and Technology Association’s Progression Framework – age-related expectations and developmental steps that inform planning and assessment for learning
Practical strategies for leading and supporting colleagues in school, including guidance on long and medium-term planning
Delegates will have the opportunity to evaluate ‘Projects on a Page’ the primary national scheme of work for D&T and the comprehensive 2016 ‘Primary D&T Subject Leaders’ File’.
Building on his experience of teaching in Shropshire primary schools and eighteen years with Shropshire Advisory Service, Gareth Pimley is now a freelance primary education consultant. He provides advice, support and training in design and technology (D&T) to schools, local authorities, companies and other organisations. Gareth has a national reputation for his work in D&T, having previously been seconded to the Design and Technology Association as Assistant Chief Executive. He is a member of the National Curriculum Expert Advisory Group for D&T and was a major contributor to the final draft of the National Curriculum 2014 programmes of study. Gareth is the Lead Primary Consultant for the Design and Technology Association.