BEd Bristol University
Head of Design & Technology
Why study DT? Design & Technology gives students the opportunity to use their knowledge and understanding to solve problems. You'll find yourself designing products using traditional drawing techniques and Computer Aided Design, and manufacture items in a range of materials, applying scientific principles at each stage. It's a subject that allows you to be both practical and creative.
What's a typical DT lesson like? Students typically undertake small projects over a number of lessons – for example, designing and making a prototype piece of food packaging (design of creative graphics and use of Computer Aided Design & Manufacture in the production of a prototype card package); or designing and manufacturing a wooden toy with moving parts that will both excite and entertain young children.
What makes for a great lesson? To be able to work with students to continually improve their knowledge and understanding – challenging them to produce their best work every lesson, whilst providing a fun but safe learning environment.
What's the best thing about teaching at Leckford Place? Working with highly motivated students who relish a challenge – and watching them blossom into independent learners.