Training / Event Details


Primary: Leading Your School to Success in Primary D&T


This interactive, full day course will provide a range of inspiring ideas and practical strategies to help you implement these requirements, whilst raising standards in D&T across your school.


You will be introduced to a variety of high quality, user-friendly resources that support curriculum planning, teaching and learning, as well as frameworks that promote progression in children’s D&T capability.

The course will include:
  • When is it D&T? When isn’t it D&T?
  • Securing authentic contexts for children’s learning
  • Overview of the EYFS and National Curriculum requirements for D&T
  • Guidance on effective curriculum planning in EYFS, KS1 and KS2
  • Design and Technology Association’s Progression Framework – age-related expectations and developmental steps that inform planning, assessment for learning and monitoring
  • Practical strategies for leading and supporting colleagues in school
  • Design and make challenge – developing designing skills, making skills and technical knowledge

Delegates will have the opportunity to evaluate ‘Projects on a Page’ the primary national scheme of work for D&T and the comprehensive 2016 ‘Primary D&T Subject Leaders’ File’.

Course leader: Gareth Pimley, Primary Education Consultant
Building on his experience of teaching in Shropshire primary schools and eighteen years with Shropshire Advisory Service, Gareth Pimley is now a freelance primary education consultant. He provides advice, support and training in design and technology (D&T) to schools, local authorities, companies and other organisations. Gareth has a national reputation for his work in D&T, having previously been seconded to the Design and Technology Association as Assistant Chief Executive. He is a member of the National Curriculum Expert Advisory Group for D&T and was a major contributor to the final draft of the National Curriculum 2014 programmes of study. Gareth is the Lead Primary Consultant for the Design and Technology Association.

Booking Information

ArtForms Arts SLA schools- One place included through SLA. Additional staff at a rate of £190
Non SLA schools- there will be a charge of £220 for this training session.


Suitable for Primary D&T subject leaders/co-ordinators

12 Oct 2016 09:00 - 16:00

Closing date: 11/10/2016
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Date and Time

12 Oct 2016 09:00 - 16:00


Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD


Gareth Pimley