Andy Mitchell

Deputy Chief Executive


Andy came to the Design and Technology Association in 2005 from Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). For nine years he was a Senior and Principal Lecturer at the Centre for D&T Education. He worked in Initial Teacher Education at both SHU and the Open University, and at SHU was responsible for establishing the MA in D&T Education.

In addition to developing the Association’s Subject Leadership qualification and other CPD schemes for teachers he has for several years played a key role in the development of and support for the English National Curriculum design and technology programme of study, working as the Key Stage 3 National Subject Leader from 2007 to 2010 and advising  DfE on the new curriculum published in 2013.

Prior to this he taught D&T and was a subject leader in several schools in London and Derbyshire. During his career he has contributed to a number of publications and been commissioning editor for other D&T resources.

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