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New Primary Curriculum for September 2011

Primary Curriculum
Following the launch of the new National curriculum website by Schools Minister Diana Johnson at the end of January, QCDA has sent new primary curriculum handbooks and guidance publications to all primary schools. The handbook contains the curriculum to be taught in all primary schools from September 2011. QCDA's team of network advisers will work with local authorities and clusters of schools on the new curriculum's implementation.
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English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) and D&T

Many members have been lobbying their MPs about the effect of the English Baccalaureate on Design and Technology, sometimes with very little response. However Martin Chandler was lucky enopugh to receive feedback from both his MP Ian Duncan Smith and from the communications office at the DfE. Both make interesting reading and are attached.
Today (31st January 2013) there has been a lot in the news about internal unrest about the Ebacc. It will be interesting to watc tis debate unfold.
See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21261443 for further details

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NAAIDT Conference 2009 - Ettington Chase, Warwickshire

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Thursday 23rd April to Saturday 25th April 2009

Ettington Chase
Banbury Road
Ettington
CV37 7NZ
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BNF launches new primary school resources

Food - a fact of life
New for Primary/Middle/Special Schools

Join Alisha, Jordan, Nicola and Ronnie as they explore healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from through six exciting stories. The stories have been designed to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning and are accompanied by a variety of classroom resources. They are ideal for interactive whiteboards, have been tested in schools and are free and ready to use.

To view these exciting materials, go to: http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/section.aspx?t=0&siteId=14&sectionId=100

NAAIDT Members letter to MPs in support of D&T in the curriculum

This is a draft letter for members to use to contact their local MPs to lobby support for the future of design and technology in the curriculum in England.

Members are advised to make contact with their local MP and arrange a face to face meeting to put forward the case for design and technology in the curriculum and question the Coalition government?s long term strategy for reform of the education system.

A briefing paper has been added to this website for members to use outlining some of the key issues in relation to the Tickel Report on Early Years, the Wolf Report on Vocational Education, The Schools White Paper 2010the National Curriculum Review and the E-Bacc.
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New low cost 3D Printer

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New RapMan 3D printer
RapMan – The Future is here Today!

A1 Technologies has just launched the revolutionary RapMan, a cutting-edge 3D printer that is also highly affordable.
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NAAIDT Annual Conference 2011 Conference Report and Programme

NAAIDT Conference
Features of the conference programme include:

* Keynote presentations
* Seminar sessions
* Advice on working as an Independent Consultant
* Display of D&T work from schools
* Commercial exhibition from corporate members.
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Vocational Qualifications

Link to http://www.education.gov.uk/
The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has asked Professor Alison Wolf to carry out an independent review of vocational education.

The purpose of the review is to consider how we can ensure that vocational education for 14 to 19 year olds supports full and valuable participation and progression.
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