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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.
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/project: Wood Craft and Planning
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Home Based Learning Activity/project: Wood Craft and Planning

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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 5 milestones for the pupils to complete using the resources provided to answer a driving question. Driving Question When making a product for someone how do you know which materials are the most suitable, which size of material to order and what the cost will be? How can you ensure you are not left out of pocket after charging the customer? In the resource you will find an overview sheet and 5 suitable resource sheets to help pupils complete the desired outcomes. Description of Project Whether you are a builder, carpenter, roofer, painter you will always need to buy the materials you need to make a product. Sometimes you are making a product to sell or providing a service and you will not want to be out of pocket. Whenever you plan to make a product at home or in work you will need to know how much material you will need to make the product. If you order too little or the wrong size you will not be able to make the product. If you order too much you will be left with waste and will end up costing you more. Before you start to make, you should plan out the exact size and quantity of a material you need and which stock form you need to order to get the shapes you need. You should then budget your product to make sure you can afford to make it or too calculate the cost of the product to enable you to make a profit Wooden Table You have been approached by a customer to make this simple coffee table and has given you a budget of £100. Before you make it you will need to work out which material would be the most suitable, how much material you need, what stock form you need to order. Then you will have to calculate how much it will cost to make to make sure it is profitable for you to make it within the budget. Man does not work for free!
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.
Interactive fun powerpoint game based on classic childrens games
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Interactive fun powerpoint game based on classic childrens games

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Here is one of the powerpoints I made for our house competitions. Players can select from one of the classic children’s games and gain points by playing the game. The powerpoint is fully automated and interactive, There are various outcomes so if they do it once they could do it again for a different outcome. You can add slides and change the transition/links if you desire to make it easier or hard. Interactive games Operation Buckaroo Pop up Pirate Jenga Kerplunk Guess Who and a guess the board game quiz thrown in! This took a couple of hours to create so if you use it and find it useful please review. Thanks
Assembly: Teamwork, reciprocity
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Assembly: Teamwork, reciprocity

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An assembly on teamwork and reciprocity. Videos, questions How teachers assess you, given through the medium if the avengers. What makes a good team. 30 slides 15 - 20 minutes
Fear of Failure Halloween assembly whole School Ks2 Ks3 Ks4
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Fear of Failure Halloween assembly whole School Ks2 Ks3 Ks4

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An assembly I delivered for halloween about fear and the fear of failure and but can be used at anypoint of the year (just remove the halloween specific slide) The only thing I have removed is the picture of me combatting my fear of heights, you can personalise for your own. Lasted around 15 - 20 minutes with a link to video
World Cup Quiz
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World Cup Quiz

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5 round World cup Quiz Emoji Challenge Flags Guess the year Spot the ball Bonus Questions (Editable)
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
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 and Nutrition: Calculating nutrition in food ingredients and a recipe. Macro and Micro nutrient
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Food and Nutrition: Calculating nutrition in food ingredients and a recipe. Macro and Micro nutrient

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A lesson on calculating the total macro and micro nutrients provided by food ingredients and in a recipe. This lesson provides A starter on previous learning (simple and complex carbohydrates) Learning objectives for lesson (All Most Some/ Expect Develop Stretch) A think pair share (types of macro and micro nutrients) Mini review activity (What are micro macro neither?) Scaffolding (Calculating the nutrients in a recipe for an ingredient) Task (Calculating the nutrients in a recipe for an ingredient) Stretch Task (Calculating the total nutrients in a recipe) Exit Card (Types of macro and micro nutrients) Resources for all the nutrition of ingredients provided by spaghetti bolognese
Christmas Fun Challenge Quiz 2017
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Christmas Fun Challenge Quiz 2017

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Here is a fun game quiz you can play with a class divided into 2 teams. There are 8 rounds, 5 questions per round. 1: Picture reveal (Who's hiding behind the tree) 2: Reindeer Race (Pick a reindeer to win the race) 3: Christmas quiz (Christmas questions) 4: Ding Dong Dingbats (What is the carol from the picture) 5: Pixelated picture reveal (What is the city?) 6: Whats the Punchline (The worst cracker jokes) 7: Whats in the present (Crack the code) 8: Elf on the shelf (Rhyming names) See the youtube video for a snipit of each round Link to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWvIaVsjnko Suitable for ages 8 - 16