Our Tech Department delivers training to teachers from local Primary Schools

Our Tech Department delivers training to teachers from local Primary Schools

The Technology department has spent the last two terms working alongside primary teachers from local schools to train them to deliver Design Technology lessons to children at key stage 1 & 2.

Five sessions have been planned altogether to support primary teachers in gaining a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to prepare primary school students so they have a better understanding of technology subjects by the time they reach secondary school.

In November 2018, Mr Reeves delivered the first session, focusing on a Food and Nutrition workshop. In this session Mr Reeves taught teachers how to deliver:

  • basic cookery skills with practical examples
  • explore the importance of health, safety and hygiene needs in a practical setting
  • introducing simple nutrition to projects

In January 2018 Mrs Kearney delivered the second session, a Pneumatics (engineering & electrical circuits) Workshop. Mrs Kearney taught teachers how to:

  • apply elements of pneumatics to Design and Technology projects
  • create an electrical and pneumatic controlled buggy

There are three more planned workshops, with two sessions dedicated to Textile design and Mechanical Systems.

Ms Kearney