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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.
Smart Materials Design and Technology
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Smart Materials Design and Technology

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Introduction to smart materials when you just don’t have enough time or resources to give everyone a smart material to experiment with. Good revision lesson too. Includes: Video link introduction Key Vocubulary Smart Material animations Mini Review Scaffolding Tasks Example GCSE Questions Exit Card.
Introduction to Plastics
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Introduction to Plastics

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First lesson introduction to plastics for Memory Game Definitions Literacy Thermo forming and Thermosetting Types of plastics Properties
Food Technology Lesson on Minerals
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Food Technology Lesson on Minerals

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Includes Updated power point 2020 This lesson follows on from my Vitamins lesson. Pupils should use the investigation technique to scan and skim information to find facts form the fact sheets on minerals provided. There is a short video on minerals a show me game and plenary. Also a piece of homework for them to produce their own fact sheet on water. Please leave feedback!
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
DT Project Home Based Learning - Toothbrush Design
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DT Project Home Based Learning - Toothbrush Design

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This is a 10 hour project I created for pupils who are isolating or working from home during the Covid pandemic. The premis of the project is to consider how design can have a positive impact on others. Pupils are expected to complete the project through independent learning were teacher support is not available. In this project pupils will consider how they can design a product for someone with arthritis. They will look at existing products, carry out some research, create designs on paper and through tinkercad. They will model their designs using home made playdough and create a final pitch. The project is designed so that their is some guidance on what the pupils need to learn or be able to achieve, links to internet resources to help them complete tasks and upload or provide evidance. I use Google classroom to provide pupils with their own copy but you may want to adapt if pupils require paper copies.
Home Based Learning Activity: Sustainability
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Home Based Learning Activity: Sustainability

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A 4 hour learning activity/project that encourages independent learning to meet set outcomes. This activity was developed as a short project based learning activity to compliment the work that the pupils do in school. There are 3 milestones for the pupils to complete using the resources provided to answer a driving question. Driving Question How can we convince people to use eco-friendly products and reduce the impact they have on the planet? Context As a consumer you buy and throw away lots of products such as phones, pens, packaging. These products not only use lots of our resources but end up in landfills and cause pollution. We should all look to reduce our impact on the environment but as designers we should also consider how products impact the environment and look for ways to reduce that impact. Complete the milestones above to investigate the impact and how it can be reduced. In the resource you will find an overview sheet and 4 suitable resource sheets to help pupils complete the desired outcomes.
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.