D&T Summer school 2018 (Day 1 only)

Date and Time

Start Date: 5th July 2018

Time: 09:30 - 17:00

Member Price: £200.00

Your Price: £250.00

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Our annual D&T Summer School will take place this year at De Montfort University’s spectacular new campus in Leicester in the East Midlands. The University facilities are exceptional and will provide an excellent venue, ensuring this event is once again a highlight of the D&T year.

***Possibly one of the most exciting agendas yet***

Workshops will be covering: technical textiles and fabric making.... engaging product design ideas.... Drone challenges.... concrete modelling.... working with and creating bioplastics.... learning more about the NEA and the contextual challenge and how to best engage with industry .... CAD and prototyping to 3D printing.


  • Developing D&T and creating a conductive 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


The Summer School provides the opportunity for teachers and all those involved in D&T education to come together, listen, observe, and actively take part in workshops and discussions. Whilst the sessions have not yet been finalized, we have enlisted experts in their field, to provide a full agenda of presentations and workshops representing a wide range of innovative and inspiring D&T activities.

We will be addressing the challenges that D&T professionals are currently facing:  Running GCSE D&T alongside Technical Awards, maths elements of the subject, the contextual challenge and working with a range of materials.

The summer school workshops will provide support to teachers implementing changes, as well as providing opportunity for developing subject knowledge and pedagogical skills. Workshops are designed to help and support you through and ensure that both levels of confidence and expertise are developed. No prior experience is necessary, with sessions accommodating all levels.

There will also be a bespoke route focusing on primary D&T.

Booking early will be important this year. Get the dates booked into your school CPD calendar and budgeted for now. There will be many workshops that you will want to attend, so as soon as we have a final list of these, we will publish them here so that you can build your own agenda


To Book: The event is £250 per person/ per day (non member) - and £200 per person/ per day (member).  Members will need to login first in order to get the discounted rates.

Please note: you must arrive before 9.15am to give yourself enough time to register.

Cancellation Policy:  Please read before booking:  https://www.data.org.uk/terms-and-conditions/


De Montfort University, Room 4.81
The Gateway

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