Leading an effective primary design and technology curriculum TY011

Gain a deeper understanding of the primary design and technology curriculum, develop your own subject knowledge and identify the role subject leaders’ play in developing a whole school approach to teaching design and technology.


Are you leading design and technology in your school and looking to develop your own knowledge and support your staff to deliver an inspiring, high quality design and technology curriculum?

This course is aimed specifically at design and technology subject leaders and teachers with a strong interest in leading design and technology. You will gain a deeper understanding of the aims of the curriculum, develop your own subject knowledge and identify the role subject leaders’ play in developing a whole school approach to teaching the programmes of study for KS1 and KS2.

As part of this course, you be provided with a copy of the Design and Technology Associations Primary Subject Leaders File.

“All areas that I was interested in were addressed and more. I have gained a clear understanding of design and technology and how to teach it with lots of practical ideas and resources.”

Course participant, 2016

Find out more about our course leader, Gareth Pimley, Primary Education Consultant

Building on his experience of teaching in Shropshire primary schools and eighteen years with Shropshire Advisory Service, Gareth provides advice, support and training on a freelance basis to schools, local authorities, companies and other organisations. Gareth has a national reputation for his work in design and technology, having previously been seconded to the Design and Technology Association as Assistant Chief Executive. He is a member of the national curriculum expert advisory group for design and technology and was a major contributor to the final draft of the national curriculum 2014 programmes of study.

As this is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration. Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk for more information.


Participants will:

  • gain confidence and expertise in leading an exciting and enriching primary design and technology curriculum
  • learn new project ideas, knowledge and skills to deliver the national curriculum
  • improve your school’s provision for design and technology
  • develop awareness of organisations and resources available to support your teaching
  • receive the latest Design and Technology Association’s comprehensive primary subject leaders’ file

Making the case for CPD is easy 

Use our handy fact sheet with key benefits of the course.

You will also learn how to access the ENTHUSE bursary to cover the cost of attending.

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