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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.
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.
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.
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
Food and Nutrition - Dietary lifestyle choices
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Food and Nutrition - Dietary lifestyle choices

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Food and nutrition lesson on lifestyle choices and diet. Covers individuals with specific lifestyle needs to include vegetarians: lacto-ovo, lacto, vegan, and those with religious beliefs that affect choice of diet to include Hindu, Muslim, Jewish Lesson contains Starter Learning objectives Card sort Summary of 60 Mini review GCSE questions Exit card resources
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
Plastics and their properties (one off lesson or cover work)
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Plastics and their properties (one off lesson or cover work)

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Introduction to plastics What are they why we use them What are their properties Design a reuseable plastic product kept it simple for year 7’s being taught by a non specialist. Avoided all the plastic term names like polyethylene etc and tried to make it engaging. You could add plastic names to stretch higher ability pupils Useful for that quick lesson you just don’t have the time to create
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.