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Design and Technology

'Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.'

Thomas Edison 

DT Vision Statement

'Developing practical skills, combined with creativity in order to inspire the next generation of problem solvers.'


At Botley School we encourage children to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through creative thinking, our pupils are taught to identify needs and opportunities and respond by developing ideas and eventually making products and systems. Our teaching focuses on combining practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. DT at Botley aims to help all children to become discriminating and informed consumers, as well as potential innovators.

D&T Curriculum Overview

D&T Progression Map