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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



  • Primary teachers and TAs

  • Subject leaders

  • NQTs and RQTs 

COVID-19 Update

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now live-streaming all of our courses. Please see our livestream dates below. 

We plan to resume in-venue courses as and when government guidelines safely allow us to do so.

Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
11 November 2021
Online, interactive access.
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21 September 2021
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
27 September 2021
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
05 October 2021
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
09 November 2021
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
25 November 2021
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
24 January 2022
Aztec Hotel And Spa, Aztec West, BRISTOL, BS32 4TS
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