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I have been a successful head of Design and Technology in a challenging high school since 2001. I personally deliver Edxcel BTEC Engineering and GCSE Graphics, Product Design and WJEC Food and Nutrition. I am very proficient in IT and use my skills in this area to produce engaging and easy to follow lessons. Through my lessons I have achieved and average of 80% of my pupils achieving a level 2 qualification in a school with a an average 30% level 2 pass rate over.

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I have been a successful head of Design and Technology in a challenging high school since 2001. I personally deliver Edxcel BTEC Engineering and GCSE Graphics, Product Design and WJEC Food and Nutrition. I am very proficient in IT and use my skills in this area to produce engaging and easy to follow lessons. Through my lessons I have achieved and average of 80% of my pupils achieving a level 2 qualification in a school with a an average 30% level 2 pass rate over.
Summer Holidays end of year assembly + update
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Summer Holidays end of year assembly + update

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Wellbeing and Ethos discuss your plans for the school holiday Reminding pupils to not miss opportunities Fall into the Summer holiday rut Top 10 summer holiday ruts Best things to do with your summer Some of the things to do are for Wales and might need to change for your local area I would include pictures of you enjoying summer holidays as a child and now I have added an updated version into the package
Design and Technology WJEC Airbus: looking at the work of other designers
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Design and Technology WJEC Airbus: looking at the work of other designers

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A lesson I gave to highlight the work of Airbus Covers the requirements of the WJEC Design and Technology specification 2017. Also could be used to talk about material properties and uses. Standard lesson Starter Lesson objectives Video link Mini Review Narrative slides about the Airbus A380 scaffolding for final activity Think Pair share (material properties and uses) Final task: Create an infographic on the Airbus Exit card
Food Technology Lesson on Vitamins
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Food Technology Lesson on Vitamins

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An investigation lesson on vitamins including a starter, link to a great vitamin video, table for pupils to complete as a group and 6 fact sheets for pupils to investigate and get the information they need. Extension task of class discussion about vitamins and an exit card.
Wood Grading and Defects
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Wood Grading and Defects

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Lesson to meet requirements for teaching limitations and defects in wood to help pupils make informed choices when selecting timber. Common defects of wood. (5min) Class Teaching method: Introduce, pupils investigate, mini whiteboard to recall facts. Rational: Introducing new vocabulary. Line of questioning: When selecting wood, why is important to look for defects? mini whiteboard: Progress check Grading wood (5 min) Pair Teaching method: Demonstration, Questioning, mini whiteboard: Progress check Rational: Make informed decisions, check progress Selecting Wood (15 min) Pair Teaching method: Facilitate pupils investigation, provide factsheets, pupils to record information found through scanning, circulate to guide pupils. Model scanning method. Rational: literacy focus to develop pupils lit skills, pupils need the information to make informed choices, working in pairs to support each other. Consolidating Information (10 min) Silence Teaching method: Open question – ‘When selecting a wood species for a product what do pupils have to consider before committing to the material?’ Rational: Pupils to answer an assessment of learning question using as much detail as possible. Consolidating learning from this and previous lesson. Learning Leading to Pupils will have to select and justify materials for their products, they have to state what needs to be considered and how the materials they select can be quality checked and finished to achieve a good result. Extension activity and Stretch it (10 minutes) Individual How wood is graded. Pupils to investigate how wood is graded and what information they would find from a piece of wood graded wood.
Introduction to Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals Design and Technology
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Introduction to Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals Design and Technology

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to ferrous and non ferrous metals helping pupils understand the terms ferrous and non ferrous. Lesson explains pure metals and alloys, the effect of moisture on ferrous and non ferrous metals and why different metals are used for similar products. Lesson includes Starter Explination of ferrous and non ferrous 2 Mini reviews Video 3 scaffolding tasks Exit card
Food Technology - Designing Cupcakes
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Food Technology - Designing Cupcakes

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Design and make task Designing cupcakes (Not healthy eating but a good one for designing and thinking about adding fruit and making things healthier) Pupils really engage with this activity. Fun starter Lesson objectives - focusing on the design outcome Peer assessment of modeled outcomes Specification Main task Exit card Nutritional Resources
Btec Engineering Unit 2 Learning Aim A Lesson 1 and 2 and Assignment 1
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Btec Engineering Unit 2 Learning Aim A Lesson 1 and 2 and Assignment 1

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This introduction to the Unit 2 Assignment 1 covers the basic and advanced technical specifications for an engineered product. The whole unit will focus on an engineered product. In this case a pair of tin snip, which not the most exciting product but will allow learners to use the product in an engineering context and most departments should have some old and new ones that pupils can compare. Btec advisors state the product should be accessible and have at least 2 materials and component parts. I have tried game controllers, sketboards etc but a simple handtool is the most effective and there are plenty of resources available for them! The lessons includes Starter Learning objectives Thinking points Activities Tasks - Written, group work, independent learning homework Helpsheets Links to video Plenaries Please feel free to edit but please don't share without permission (via dropbox, Facebook or googledrive) The next powerpoint in the series of lessons will introduce the properties of materials used in a pair of tin snips that will enable learners to achieve the target criteria for learning aim B. It may not cover all aspects that you are required to teach during the GLH but hopefully will start you off on a good basis to move forward. Thoughts and ideas are welcome via my website www.thedtteacher.com The reason this product was chosen is so you can fulfil all the requirements of each assignment. The product has to have 2 component parts. The product should be accessible to students. Pupils should be able to talk about: The technical specifications and performance of the product – Form, function, User Requirements, performance requirements, ease of manufacture/ease of maintenance/ law and safety requirements. The materials and components used in making the product and alternatives – Chromium molybdenum alloy/steel and rubber/ The manufacturing process of 2 components of the product The quality issues relating to the product during and after manufacture.