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DT Leader Curriculum Support

The 2019 Ofsted Inspection Framework changed things for subject leaders significantly. This three-part programme series tells you everything you need to know about the Framework, from the perspective of DT leadership.

  • Summarise what Ofsted expects in this important foundation subject
  • Guide you through the ‘Three Is’ - Intent Implementation and Impact
  • Provide dozens of practical and powerful approaches that will help you develop and sustain high standards in Design Technology

About this course

What does it mean for you as a DT coordinator that the 2019 Framework has adapted its focus? How can you ensure that you are providing your children with the very best DT curriculum? This three-part programme series gives you guidance and advice, provides you with dozens of practical ideas, and suggests ways that you might monitor, evaluate and above all sustain high standards in Design Technology.

Part 1 sets out the expectations, inspection guidance, and overarching views of excellent curriculum design. It will cover:

  • OFSTED’s view of curriculum quality;
  • How to articulate your vision and values;
  • How to make your DT curriculum pupil-focused and school-centric;
  • Ways to raise the profile of DT, and standards within it.

Part 2 looks at how you might implement your vision for DT. It will cover:

  • What it means to lead DT in the new Framework;
  • What to expect from a ‘Deep Dive’;
  • How to share and embed expectations;
  • Assessment and monitoring strategies that enhance pupil outcomes;
  • How to understand and embed cultural capital;
  • How to establish equality of accessibility.

Part 3 looks at ways to judge the impact of your school’s DT curriculum. It will cover:

  • Establishing and evidencing Impact;
  • Creating challenge;
  • Maintaining consistency;
  • Planning for the future, supporting staff, and CPD.



  • Headteachers, deputies and other senior leaders
  • DT coordinators / leaders
  • Governors with curriculum responsibility
  • KS1, KS2

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