Our Vision for Design & Technology
At Lee Common School, Design & Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which encourages children to think and develop creatively and imaginatively in order to solve problems, both as individuals and as members of a team. At Lee Common, children design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Contexts link work to other disciplines including mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Children are given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. Through a variety of creative and practical activities, we teach the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. Design and Technology (D&T) at Lee Common CE School is visible in the classrooms, outside and around the school.
The children at Lee Common discuss with enthusiasm their D&T lessons, showing excitement for their projects, both adult led and child led. They are inspired by relevant and real life stories/examples of men, women and children in a range of cultures who are successful in the world of D&T. They recognise the importance of this area of learning and have high aspirations for their potential careers.