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Primary Curriculum Toolkit - member download
Projects in a Pack
Design & Technology Mark
Teaching National Curriculum D&T 2015 with Creativity and Confidence
Unpicking whole curriculum packages
Maximising children’s progress in KS1 and KS2
Getting to Grips: Computing and D&T
Build To The Line
Primary STEM Project and F1 in Schools Primary Class
Secondary Curriculum Toolkit - member download
Review your Department
D&T Key Resources 2021
Building Services Engineering
UK Space Agency
Inspiring innovation – intellectual property in design
GCSE Textiles Rescue
School Food Champion Programme
Improving speaking and listening skills through D&T projects
GCSE D&T Key Resources
Showcasing your department virtually
Examination reform, I can’t wait!
Make the World... More sustainable
21st Century Technical Textiles
Technical Textiles Quiz
Smart Textiles Quiz
Functional Textiles Quiz
Training and Events
Bespoke INSET Training
Maidenhall Primary School
Nottingham Schools Trust
D&T Department or Primary School Review?
(Re)introducing D&T to your primary curriculum
Understanding the iterative design cycle in primary D&T
Primary D&T Workshop Collection
Using crumble for beginners
Intermediate crumble (Control in D&T)
Introduction to cooking and nutrition in the primary classroom
Key events and individuals (designers, engineers and chefs in primary D&T)
Exploring engineering and inquiry based learning for home and school
Graphic design and getting the most out of publisher
F1 in Schools Primary Challenge
Using Fizzbits to teach design iteration
How to boost your creative thinking and inspire great ideas
Secondary D&T Workshop Collection
Embedding control into the D&T curriculum with the BBC micro:bit
Reigniting the D&T curriculum with engaging & inspiring activities
Prototyping and developing circuits from KS3 to GCSE
Embedding a digital portfolio approach to support remote and school based learning
Design Engineer Construct
Raising the profile of D&T, building consistency and setting high expectations for both staff and students
Teaching overseas, is the grass greener?
Implementing Computer Aided Design (C.A.D) in primary D&T
Transition in Design and Technology
Surviving your ECT year
Delivering D&T through various methods (no more chalk and talk)
How to implement Mechanisms in the primary D&T curriculum
Promoting D&T in the School and Wider Community
Why and how to use e-portfolios in D&T
Teaching electronics in KS3 D&T
Embedding Sustainable Practice in Design and Technology (1)
Writing a Scheme of Learning in D&T: Putting Pedagogy First
Units not projects - A learning-first approach to D&T (1)
D&T National Curriculum for England 2014
The Iterative Design Process
Design and Technology Association Subject Consultation Groups
Starting Points for Designing
Nominations for the D&T Excellence Awards OPEN
Previous D&T Excellence Award Winners
D&T Awards 2021
D&T Awards 2020
D&T Awards 2019
D&T Awards 2018
D&T Awards 2017
D&T Awards 2016
D&T Awards 2015
Excellence Awards Sponsorship 2022
Remote Teaching Tools
Untitled - Inspire, Collaborate, Unite
Brief 1 - Mojo Nation
Health and Safety
Health and Safety Reminder Posters and Videos
Essential H&S for D&T Workshop Technicians
Health and Safety Accreditation Closed User Group
Maximum number of pupils taught within D&T workshops and studios?
The use of specific machinery and equipment by students in school workshops
School and college employers are accountable for health and safety
Guide to becoming a Health and Safety Consultant
Initial Analysis for Audit
Design and Technology GCSE 2017
Preparing for the new Design and Technology GCSE Contextual Challenge
Design and Technology Mark
Teaching Food Safely in the Primary School
Special Educational Needs
D&T Job Vacancies
Blueprint 1000® Partners
Teachers In Residence
Rebecca Topps at Bulletproof Design
Mark Preston at Heraeus Conamic
Stuart Dashwood at Prodrive
Steven Wilkinson at Husqvarna
Stephanie Tomlison at Bulletproof Design
D&T Association Corporate Membership
Designing Your Future
Sponsors & Partners
Training the next generation of designers and engineers
Royal Academy of Engineering
James Dyson Foundation
Stem Learning Centre
University of Hertfordshire
Technology Supplies Ltd
Manufacturing Technologies Association
Tilgear- Supporting the D&T Options Package
The Edge Foundation
Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology
Cadent Gas - Partnering with STEM Schools
The 5% Club
Skills for Industry in School
Skills for Industry Teaching Resources
Manufacturing in Quantity
3D Visualisation Using SketchUp
Industrial Flowline Production
3D Modelling Using SOLIDWORKS
Product Development Applying Metal Manufacturing Processes
Skills for Industry Business Partners
Skills for Industry - Adding Value
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D&T GCE ‘A’ level results 2015
D&T teacher recruitment and retention
Design and Technology GCSE Subject Content Published
Disruptive Technologies - Disrupting Schools as well as Big Business?
Seed to Table - Cross-curricular activities for pupils aged 5-9 - Free Programme
Into Film Festival is back
Response to the DfE's consultation on proposals for A level design and technology
Responses to Government Consultations on New GCSE and A level Specifications
Teach Primary - Independent Review of Projects on a Page
Teaching Food Safely in Primary School
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches new educational resources
Download Latest Version of Design Spark Mechanical
Ebacc letter in The Times
10 things you can do with electric paint
Challenges and Opportunities in D&T
Response to the Ofqual consultation for D&T GCSE, GCE and GCSE Engineering examinations conditions and guidance
GCSE Subject Level Conditions and Requirements D&T 2016
Disruptive Technologies Project
New White Paper for Education
Independent Review of our Self Review Framework
Politicians to discuss lack of creative arts subjects in EBacc - Parliamentary Debate Secured!
Sir Paul Smith speaks up for D&T education in schools
3D Reconstruction of Archaeological Sites and Finds
What would you put in the new Design Museum?
Equality: Making It Happen
Jonathan Ive: "Fewer designers are interested in how things are made"
The Digital Revolution – Lord Kenneth Baker’s new report and 8 point plan for education
The importance of Thinking with your hands
Examination reform: new single title draft D&T GCSE and A level specifications published
15 Minutes to Protect D&T – Make the Time!
Commons Education Select Committee Supply of Teachers Inquiry
Public Accounts Committee report into teacher training published
Summer School Success 2016
Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education (The Sainsbury Report) and the Government’s Skills Plan response
Support D&T Heroes social campaign
Primary Self Review Framework - Now Live
Post-debate briefing: The EBacc and creative, artistic and technical subjects
Recall of Bosch orbital sanders
Creative Ideas and Free Resources for Summer
The Things That Make Us - New Podcast
2016 GCSE results day: as we predicted, the trend continues
Ofsted Assessment on Food in Primary
V&A Schools’ Graphic Design Project in collaboration with BBC Radio 1
D&T Futures - Wayne Hemingway Design Lecture
Edge Foundation - 14-19 Education: A New Baccalaureate
3D Printed Cast Could Replace Plaster
Button batteries pose 'deadly' risk to toddlers
Pop-up 1970s Caribbean Front Room
Exam Results GCSE in D&T 2016 - Examination Breakdown
EBacc or New Bacc?
Time allocation for D&T GCSE and other examination courses
Exo-planets: The Search For Alien Life
The new single title Design and Technology GCSE - facts
D&T Summer School 2017
Primary "Race for the Line" Model Rocket Car Competition
AQA D&T GCSE Submission Update
Student Alumni - What are they doing now – and what can they do for you?
Made Here Now launches new website to inspire next generation of engineers
D&T Association launch Skills for Industry
Get Hands On with the V&A
Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers with the Made Here Now new Website
Its official! Teacher recruitment and retention issues reported by the Education Select Committee
Stop the Spread - STEM Challenge for 7-16 years
North East Schools - VEX Robotics National Finals
Building our new Industrial Strategy
New Government Digital Strategy
BBC Robot Wars - Features Brentwood School
Loughborough Grammar School wins Young Engineer of the Year at Big Bang 2017
Celebrating the 2017 Design & Technology Excellence Awards
Primary Crumble Kits now available
Skills for Industry launches with Severn Trent
Handling collections & properties of materials
Coventry Academy Student Team, crowned F1 in Schools UK Champions, winning a place in the world finals in Malaysia
Women into Engineering & Technology Challenge
Emmanuel College on way to World Finals for F1 in Schools
New pound coin designed by student in Design & Technology
Pupil Premium can pay for membership
Skills for Industry launches in Warwickshire
Are you a Teaching School or Multi-Academy Trust?
Earl of Clancarty in the House of Lords on Creative Subjects
National Treasures from John Lewis
Post Election Campaigning
Technical Awards Qualification Update
Support for new to teaching and newly qualified design and technology teachers.
NEJ Stevenson on Warwickshire Skills for Industry Porgramme Partners
Teacher makes 3D printed finger for bike crash teenager
Take the next step on your leadership journey
Education in the next Parliament
Update on AQA Technical Awards
Design & Technology Summer School - 6th & 7th July 2017
Formula 1® announces world first event ‘F1 Live’ in the heart of London on July 12th 2017
V&A’s DesignLab Nation
TDI Challenge Winners Announced
Who cares about education? by Eric MacFarlane
Greenpower Electric Car Race at KCOM Stadium
Top 50 Women Engineers 2017
V&A D&T GCSE Symposium
Image bank of free pictures
Practical Action Free Food & Nutrition GCSE Resource
D&T GCSE Results 2017
2017 Public examination results follow up
Working with partners: developing a Business Day resource with the Intellectual Property Office
3D printing,a technique pioneered by industry to enable rapid prototyping
Reuse-recycle-repair: Spotlight on Ostia Tools
Skills for Industry – Severn Trent Water design skills challenge for young people
Support from Justine Greening
Leadership for Engineering Education
Made Here Now - A new approach is needed
Girls Go Technical with BMW
Top Ten Design & Technology Association tips for returning to school
Technical Awards announcement and updated list of titles
Training the Next Generation of Designers and Engineers: Event at the Houses of Commons
New University Design and Technology Membership
Design and Technology Association Ambassador Network
Design and Technology Association Trustee recruitment
GCSE and A Level, Q&A sessions from your Awarding Organisation.
Skills for Industry – Companies engaging with Design and Technology
The Red Nose Design Challenge
Intake for the Randstad Williams Engineering Academy Announced
Free STEM Matters Posters
Continue your journey and become a Design and Technology Centre of Excellence
Their Future Starts Here
Skills for Industry Warwickshire
Questions to the Awarding Organisations - 2017 Examinations
Announcing the new D&T Association Chief Executive, Tony Ryan
Alasdair Sinclair scholarship, supporting mechanical engineering students at the University of Manchester
This is Engineering
Working with the UK Space Agency to create two comprehensive resources
EEF National Apprenticeship Week 2018 - Essential Facts and Figures
DOING IT FOR THE GIRLS!
Design and Technology Association says farewell to Andy Mitchell, Deputy Chief Executive
D&T Association Member school, Rushcliffe School students win unique solar energy worskhop
Enter the Triumph Design Awards 2018
Submit your students' work - Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge
3 Unmissable reasons to attend The International STEM Conference
Wool4School tops the charts with student design competition
Education, Skills and the next generation of Designers - House of Commons Round Table Discussion
Design and Technology Association Job Pages
Creating intelligent products in design and technology with the micro:bit
Design & Technology Association appoint new Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
Today’s the day! Publication of the GCSE Contextual Challenges
Teacher in Residence
The State of Design and Technology
Creating the Teachers of the Future
Subject Consultation Groups
A message from the 'new' CEO
Subject Consultation Groups (1)
2018 D&T Summer School Success at De Montfort University
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition 2018
IET Engineer a better world - Engineering Open House Day
The MicroDot®: if you can draw a cube, you can draw anything!
D&T Showcase in the West Midlands
Skills for Industry - Developing Curriculum Links
Design & Technology Association statement - A Levels 2018
DfE definition of STEM subjects
GCSE Success in 2018
Training the next generation of designers and engineers - Conservative Party Conference fringe event
D&T Bringing Design & Coding to Life
Know your T levels
Medics highlight the potential catastrophe of losing practical activity in schools
Triumph Design Awards
Winning Advice from a Winner
Running for the Futures
Approaches to Design Conference Success
Bringing User-Centred Design to the Classroom – The Big Life Fix
Welsh Government White Paper on Curriculum and Assessment
Design and Technology ITE recruitment achieved 33% of its target in 2017/18… a further drop of 25% in 2018/19
Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Warwick Manufacturing Group founder dies
Formula 1® Education challenge national finals showcases high flying STEM talent
The Triumph Design Awards 2019 is open to 16-18 year olds
MOBIE & THE CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION HUB (CIH) Student Design Challenge 2019
Professor Geoffrey Harrison
Association response to Ofsted framework consultation
Videos to Promote Design and technology in School
Making Design and Technology Manufacturers' Business
New partnership launched to drive uptake of STEM careers
Why subject knowledge must be at the heart of teachers' early career framework
Top tips for inspiring young people to choose engineering as a career
D&T Technology Association Summer School Cancelled
Teacher Industry Placements available now Across the UK
Talent shines though at TDI 2019 Final
Engineers on a Misson set to be the focus of Tomorrow's Engineers Week
Engineering Solutions – Bringing design and coding to life
National Careers Service and Mental Health UK partner to support students on Exam Results Days
2019 A Level and AS Level results
Significant factors affecting the effective delivery of D&T
GCSE Examinations Results Review 22nd August 2019
STEM Accord's Bristol pilot
This is Engineering Day
Santa Loves STEM
Build To The Line
Membership is changing but changing for the better!
Home of 2030, Young Persons' Design Challenge
Subscribe to Designing
D&T Practice 2020: Now incorporating D&T Primary
A wealth of downloadable resources – free for members
Celebrating Excellence in Design and Technology 2020
The Smallpeice Trust keen to attract more girls to their STEM full board residential courses
Young Talent Brews Creativi-tea with invention for Cuppa-loving Brit
Teachers in Residence programme at Husqvarna - What a Success!
D&T Excellence Awards Postponed until later this year
D&T Association Covid-19 Member Briefing
Supporting home learning: Why these free resources are useful just now
Allowing students to move on with confidence
PPE equipment for front line clinical and care workers
'D&T Isotech2020' challenge
Response to Ofqual announcement on awarding GCSE and A Level grades this summer
Update on the Association’s coordinating role with NHS PPE
IMechE’s STEM at Home activities
D&T Association NHS PPE manufacture guidance
PPE - Design and Technology teachers we salute you
New Membership Options to help D&T Teachers Now
Your school’s contribution to PPE equipment
Interested in contributing to Primary and Secondary D&T lessons for BBC Bitesize?
Design and Technology Summer School and COVID-19 crisis
Ofsted are currently recruiting for a Subject Lead in design and technology.
“There is no education like adversity”
Virtual Faraday Challenge
Teachers produce hundreds of thousands of PPE for frontline healthcare staff
Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge goes Online for 2020
D&T Association Online Learning is coming this month
Reduced capacity during the Coronavirus pandemic
Is a ‘business as normal’ approach to the NEA the first tentative step towards establishing a new reality?
Why D&T Departments nationally need to cease PPE production and look on it as a job well-executed
Planning a return to school-based practise in design and technology
Design and Technology Association response to Ofqual proposal to change the assessment of GCSE and A Levels 2021
Seb - a Junior Design Engineer at Prodrive
Abi - Design Apprentice Engineer at Prodrive
Rabia - Business Development Researcher at Engineers Without Borders UK
Vicky - Senior Computer Games Designer at Rebellion
A Level results day 2020
Luke - Engineering Programme Manager at Engineers Without Borders UK
Designed for Life - series of podcasts
GCSE and A Level Results initial analysis and statement
Guidance on the re-opening of design and technology departments
Francesca is a clothing and accessories designer at Prodrive.
Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards 2020
Coping with Covid-19
Designed for Life - In conversation with Michael Omotosho
Virtual D&T Autumn School - 9th and 10th November (Primary and Secondary)
Designed for Life - In conversation with Jay Blades
Support installing Autodesk Fusion 360 for educational establishments
EngineeringUK Launch Neon
Collaborating with the Oak National Academy
D&T Free Webinars go live: Keeping our Community Together
Designed for Life - In conversation with Brian Oppenheim
Statement on the DfE’s decision announced today to drop all bursaries for D&T ITE
Recommend a Friend
Protect and Promote Design and Technology
Oak National Academy to launch new creative and practical subjects from January 2021
Ely College, D&T Department Tour
D&T classroom case study. Show us yours
First EVER Virtual D&T Autumn School - for Primary and Secondary teachers
The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Programme launches 2021 applications to inspire next generation of engineers
Designed for Life - In conversation with Jude Pullen
D&T accommodation for new and refurbished school buildings
Designed for Life - In conversation with Pim van Baarsen
Gordon Warren Obituary
Key Stage 3 Resources 2021
New year - New challenges to conquer
Designed for Life - In conversation with Invisible Creations
Remote Teaching Tools
Ofqual Consultation Process for 2021 Examinations
Oak National Academy - 2021 new subjects launch
2021 New Year competition!
A New All-in-One CAD Design Solution - BricsCAD
Response to the Government's White Paper Skills for Jobs: Lifelong learning for opportunity and growth
New platform launches search to find the next generation of toy design talent
D&T Association response to the DfE/OFQUAL GCSE/A Level and TVQ Consultations
Designed for Life - In Conversation with Professor Rebecca Earley
Primary STEM Project and F1 in Schools Primary Class
Designed for Life - In conversation with Zoe Laughlin
Our response to the Ofqual briefing on summer examination awards 2021 25th February 2021
D&T Practice Editorial March 2021
Designed for Life - In conversation with Robin Wight CBE
Designed for Life - In conversation with Hayley Roy
Can biology help us to design more sustainable textiles? - Sign up to join the quest
Designed for Life Podcast with Nicky Lawler
A Day in the Life of a Dyson Institute Student
Black and Blum - Student Design winner announced!
PTC - Upcoming Webinars
Research Steering Group
House of Lords Select Committee on Youth Unemployment
V&A Innovate National Schools Challenge 2021-22
New training facility in Banbury
We invite you to participate in important D&T research
Designed for Life guest Spencer Metzger
A level results 2021 - a most challenging of years.
A Level results summary 2021
GCSE Results Summary 2021
D&T Association Corporate member Trotec are on the road this Autumn
The IET 150: My Sustainable Community Competition celebrates 150 years of the IET
Winners of the 21st Design and Technology Excellence Awards
'The State of D&T' paper in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering
Primary Winter Specials
The DfE announce that teacher trainee bursaries are to be reinstated.
Serving Teacher Board Member Required
150 Years of state education - A time to reflect
Design and Technology Education: An International Journal (1)
Edge Foundation free webinar 6 Dec
Embed 3D Printing into your Primary Design & Technology Curriculum
Research Journal latest
Designing Your Future
Bill Williams New Chair of the Association 2022
International Women's Day (IWD)2022 #BreakTheBias
Echo Brand Design, Blueprint 1000 Case Study
New report - D&T in schools fallen over last decade and will continue without government intervention
Virtual Teachers in Residence with Triple Double Case Study
Introducing D&T Projects in Primary Schools
Safety in numbers, one, two, three
Wouldn't it be nice if...
What’s new... and how to deal with it
So how are we going to assess it?
Big Bangs and damp squibs
Nanotechnology – Small really is beautiful
Five wonder materials that could change the world
What do you think?
Want a job? We need D&T teachers!
D&T Summer School @ Loughborough Design School
Are you really teaching D&T?
3-D Printing Will Change the World. How will it change D&T?
Chinese schools get a lesson from Britain
GCSE and GCE Design and Technology developments: where are we?
Why has the number of teenagers taking design and technology GCSE dropped?
Time to put the clocks back
The changing face of textiles
What are you going to do with yourself next year
Summer time...D&T teachers are chillin’
GCSE 2019-20 Contextual Challenges Published
5G is coming - is D&T ready? Are we connecting up our curriculum intelligently?
Editorial for Designing Magazine 2019 - issue 113
Reinforcing gender stereotypes, or are we all just showing our ignorance with respect to design and technology education
Yes we’re good at designing and make stuff, but can you write about it?
What’s the point of school?
The case for decisiveness
D&T Masterclasses for student learning.
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