Design Technology

In St James School we hope to promote an understanding of the design technology process in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. We encourage the children to think creatively, be creative problem solvers, working individually and as part of a team, drawing on the knowledge and skills of all subjects but particularly numeracy, science and art.

Design and Technology will enable children to develop ideas and eventually make products and systems, combining practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues as well as functions and industrial practices.

We encourage the children to reflect on and evaluate present and past technology, its uses and its impacts, enabling all children to be discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.


Design Technology is taught through a range of creative themes. These are assessed using Chris Quigley Skills Milestones and a clear progression is shown throughout the school.