Summer School 2018 at De Montfort University, Leicester

Book your place at this years Summer School. Addressing the challenges facing D&T and introducing the specs for the new D&T GCSE

Design & Technology Summer School 2018

The D&T Association Summer School for 2017 is being held at the state of the art facilities of De Montfort University, Leicester

PLEASE NOTE: Sessions are going on line all the time, check back to see what is available. Agenda will soon be available to download

Our Summer School will take place at De Montfort University.  A big thank you to the University for opening their doors and hosting this exciting 2 day event.

Day 1

Keynote: To be confirmed


  • Developing D&T and creating a conducive environment for D&T in your school - Jo Chidgey and Dave Bausor
  • SFHS Secondary Health and Safety and room management for food safety in the classroom - Tracey Goodyere (Birmingham City University)
  • Textile Testing practical workshop - Heidi Ambrose Brown and Mark Bradshaw
  • Practical processes for product design - Mr Andy Girling & Tom Corker
  • Advanced uses of a Laser Cutter - delivered by TBC
  • agenda is currently subject to change


Day 2

Keynote: to be confirmed


  • Games Controller project, ergonomics and user centred design - Jon Martlew
  • Engineering and Product Design - Andrew Kyprianou
  • Building industry links and integrating new technologies in Design & Technology Engineering 2018 - Pete Maguire
  • Concrete Masterclass: 'mixed' materials within Design and Technology - Kerry Truman (Nottingham Trent Uni)
  • Pattern Drafting for A level Textiles - Heidi Ambrose Brown and Mark Bradshaw (DMU)
  • Getting from a B to an A in your GCSE - Paul Woodward
  • Engaging activities for KS3 & 4 - Dave Bausor


  • How can robotics in schools assist with problem solving and independent thinking? - Thomas Wallend
  • Evidencing Practically Iterative Design for GCSE portfolios - John Donnelly
  • Let them Design - Mr Andy Girling & Tom Corker
  • The 2018/19 GCSE Contextual Challenge and how to go about it - Tammy Mitchell and Jo Chidgey
  • Textile Design for D&T - industrial Processes - Heidi Ambrose Brown and Mark Bradshaw (DMU)
  • Technical Qualification - Cambridge Nationals - Brad Mellor (Leeds UTC) and Andrew Kyprianou (WMG Academy for Young Engineers)
  • agenda is currently subject to change


Subject to extreme circumstances, sessions maybe subject to change. We will strive to offer alternative sessions of the same high quality in the unlikely event of  any session cancellation

For those of you who wish to stay overnight, there are a number of hotels within Leicester City Centre, we have listed below a number that you might be interested in:

Holiday Inn Express Leicester

Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre

Ibis Hotel Leicester City

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