Design Technology

At William Stockton, to ‘get better at ‘Design and Technology’ will mean that children learn to think creatively to solve problems and develop a natural curiosity alongside extending their understanding and skills base. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Our key strands include: food and nutrition; structures; moving mechanisms; and electrical systems. 

Mrs K. Barr

Mrs L. Hillstead


We (Mrs Hillstead and Mrs Barr) are the DT subject leads at William Stockton. Mrs Hillstead has a Design Technology degree and has enjoyed teaching the subject for 23 years. Together, and with support from the rest of the staff in the school, we have designed our DT curriculum with our children at the heart. As a federated school with Wimboldsley, we have used networking opportunities, which has been incredibly valuable in gaining knowledge and expertise. 

We have developed our DT curriculum over a period of 18 months , and we believe that it is now well planned and sequenced and all the core knowledge has been identified.  We are enjoying teaching the Design Technology curriculum to our children based on their previous knowledge and seeing the progressive skills, knowledge and understanding in practice.

We have agreed on clear end points that includes the core knowledge that, we believe,  the children need to achieve well in DT and use the skills that they have been taught efficiently in their everyday life.   A broad spectrum of the DT curriculum is delivered in order to accomodate and challenge pupils of all abilities; we adapt our teaching to suit the children's needs. 

We are also pleased to have purchased new sets of induction hobs and pans for the children to use this academic year. 

(Please click on our end points on the bottom of our page to see how our DT curriculum is structured)

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