Raising Attainment in Primary DT

At its best, Design Technology helps children become critical thinkers and metacognitive learners, and develop practical skills in a range of settings. But the creative process in DT can sometimes be a bit aimless and unsophisticated, especially when teachers lack confidence in this double-subject. How do we ensure that DT skills and knowledge are being taught in enough depth, and in a progressive way? In this one-day course we will:

  • Show you how to improve teaching and learning in DT in simple
  • practical ways
  • Explore how DT can be developed into a more integral part of the curriculum
  • Develop a richer understanding of the two elements of DT: engineering and food technology
1 Day
£265 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

Design Technology includes more practical life skills than any other subject, and many of these are increasingly crucial in today’s world: cooking; designing a healthy diet; and practical skills that our children will need when they grow up and move into their own homes. Like any other subject, these skills need to be taught and practiced, but DT can often be the ‘poor relation’ in the curriculum when we focus on core subjects and humanities. This training will:

  • Explore how to structure your curriculum to meet – and exceed – the requirements of Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework

  • Provide you with a range of practical activities and ideas

  • Consider the use of DT to improve wellbeing, behaviour, and attitudes to learning

  • Look at how DT can be used as a gateway into other learning



This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • Primary teachers and TAs

  • Subject leaders

  • NQTs and RQTs 

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Face-to-face at COVID-secure venues across England on the dates below. Please click here to see our COVID-19 update.
  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
11 November 2021
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.
Recording course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
Available anytime
Pause, search and watch again for 30 days.

Courses at venues

09 November 2021
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
25 November 2021
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
17 January 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
11 March 2022
Aztec Hotel And Spa, Aztec West, BRISTOL, BS32 4TS
14 March 2022
Jury's Inn, Station Street, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 3BJ
15 March 2022
Holiday Inn Leicester, St Nicholas Circle, LEICESTER , LE1 5LX