Design Technology

Welcome to Design Technology

The department is compiled of four teaching staff and two technicians; There is one specialist teacher per area – Engineering, Catering and Textiles, with technicians supporting in Engineering and Catering.

The department benefits from a dedicated suite of laptops with specialist software. We also have many CAD/CAM machines including laser cutters, vinyl cutters, a 3D Printer and a Roland MDX 40 CNC machine. We also have manual lathes, milling machines, plus a foundry and casting area. The department has a fully functional catering kitchen and dining area for Catering and in Textiles we have a number of sewing machines, over lockers and a dye-sublimation printer.

Meet the team

Mr Russell Burton, Head of Department, Engineering Teacher
Miss Rachel Collin, Catering Teacher
Ms Seana Rice, Textiles Technology Teacher
Mrs Kelly Smith, Textiles Technology Teacher

You can contact any teacher using the format initial.surname@bydales.outwood.com

Key Stage 3 Technology, Overview

Classes follow a half termly carousel to enable students to experience all subject specialisms. Rotations are on average 5-8 weeks long and give students the opportunity to study 3 main assessment areas of the curriculum: D&T in Society, Designing and Making & Evaluating. Students work through specialist booklets targeted towards the completion of at least one practical object per specialism. Projects range from periscopes and tie dyed t-shirts to mood lights and travel puzzles.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr R Burton, Head of Department

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Key Stage 4 Technology Overview (Options)

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Enrichment Opportunities