A message from our Chief Executive

Published 8th September 2016

After 11 years in the role, some of which have been challenging but all of which have been very extremely enjoyable and fulfilling, I have informed the Association’s Board of Trustees that I will be retiring at the end of 2016. This was not a decision made quickly or lightly and, although there is never a perfect time to leave, I believe this is an appropriate time for both the Design and Technology Association and me.

I have thoroughly enjoyed leading the Association and it has been a privilege to help the development of the subject and to support those who teach it. The Association is in a strong position. Membership is now over 10,000 and rising, we have our most extensive ever programme of CPD planned for 2016-17 and in July our Summer School had the largest ever attendance. We know that D&T teachers are keen for information and support, particularly about the new GCSE and GCE qualifications. The subject also needs an organisation to constantly lobby and remind Government of the valuable contribution that D&T can make to the education of all young people.  The D&T Association has successfully carried out this role over recent years and is well placed, ready and willing to continue to provide these essential services on behalf of our members, the subject and the wider D&T community.

The Board have a recruitment plan in place and are working to have my successor in post at the start of 2017, or very shortly after.  Take a look at the job advertisement.

Richard Green

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