Design Technology prepares students to participate in and adapt to the demands of the rapidly-changing world.


Students take into account aesthetics, economic, social and environmental issues and industrial practices and use this knowledge to develop solutions to design problems. Throughout this work students are encouraged to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology and its effectiveness.

Through design and technology, all students can become innovators, and all can enjoy and achieve.

The DT curriculum is designed to prepare students thoroughly for their KS4 experience at the Academy. A range of exciting projects provide students with the opportunities to work individually and collaboratively, encouraging them to develop their enquiry, design, and team building skills. The design process allows students to: explore ideas and the design context, generate ideas, develop & model ideas, plan, make and evaluate.



New and traditional materials and technologies are utilised to create high quality outcomes. Across the key stage students are given opportunities to develop their CAD/CAM skills. The department benefits from a number of modern CNC machines.

Student’s progress against the new programme of study in Design Technology is monitored and checked against a series of steps to success.


Department Staff
Staff Role
Mrs S Cottle Head of Department
Mr A Carr Teacher of Design & Technology
Mr A Badger Teacher of Design & Technology
Mr D Mogie Teacher of Design & Technology
Mrs L Thomson Teacher of Design & Technology
Mr D Fawcett Teacher of Design & Technology
Mrs S Garbutt Teacher of Design & Technology
Mr J McVeigh Senior Technician