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The James Dyson Foundation Excellence Award Recognising Outstanding D&T Teacher(s)

This award sponsored by The James Dyson Foundation will be presented to individual teachers who have a passion and deep understanding of the subject and what it can offer pupils of all abilities. A teacher who excels in delivering inspiring D&T and motivates pupils to take the subject to the next level.

This may be a teacher in the early years of their career or a highly charismatic teacher who has implemented new teaching methodologies over several years. This teacher champions the subject, makes sure the whole school understands it and understands its positive impact on pupils and their future careers.

Award winners will demonstrate consistently high-quality engaging teaching that inspires their pupils and fellow teachers across all subjects and delivers exceptional design and technology learning throughout their school.

Evidence could include:

  • Inspirational curriculum activities and outstanding methods of teaching
  • Gaining the respect and engagement of teachers across all subjects
  • Creation of inspirational teaching resources
  • Creative use of innovative design pedagogy and methodology
  • Evidence of practice that makes their pupils simply love D&T lessons.

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