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The new NAAIDT website is designed to provide a means through which NAAIDT Members can share information and advice relating to design and technology education

Click on the Help link for guidance on how to add content to this web site. Note that this facility is restricted to NAAIDT members following a successful logon. All contributions will be moderated by NAAIDT before being made public so please allow a short time for this process to be completed. You may use the email link at the foot of this page to contact the website editor in case of problems.

The importance of design and technology

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from the new Programme of Study for Key Stage 3

In design and technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

Working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and wider world,pupils identify needs and opportunities. They respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate. They combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate present and past design and technology, and its uses and effects. Through design and technology pupils develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate.

Link to The revised PoS for D&T at KS3


NAAIDT Annual Conference 2010

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Integrating Hearts, Heads and Hands

Marriott Hotel & National STEM Centre, York 15 – 17 April 2010

See NAAIDT Shop for details of conferences and training events

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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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Primary Health and Safety Accreditation

Date: 17th April 2012
Title of course: Primary core level health and safety accreditation.
Times: 12.30pm till 4.30pm
Venue: Premier Inn, York Way, Kings Cross, London.
Course tutor: Judi Greenhalgh
Course details: This national, newly-accredited course will prepare teachers and Primary D&T subject co-ordinators to meet the requirements of the TDA/D&TA Health and Safety Training Standards in Design and Technology - Primary Level Training Standards.

During the course, participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of the
Primary Standards, which includes:

- Developing a culture of health and safety
- Risk assessment processes
- General health and safety awareness

Course members will also learn how to develop a D&T health and safety portfolio as a personal record of their health and safety training and working practice in school. This being a pre-requisite for accreditation by the Design and Technology Association. The sessions will provide the basis of design and technology
CPD with colleagues on return to school.?

This course fulfils OFSTED's 'safeguarding' criteria.
To be renewed every 5 years.
This course is suitable for Teachers, Support Staff and D & T Co-ordinators, health and safety governors.

Cost of training: £200.00 per person including resources and Free Memory stick with useful resources on. Refreshments also provided.
Cost of Accreditation: £25.00 for award

Further details: To reserve a place(s) or further information, contact Judi Greenhalgh on 07773 461772 0r email datecheducation@yahoo.co.uk or Contact Ben Hen-wicks at DATA.



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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Power Hand Tools Training

Date: 20th April 2012

Times: 9am to 4pm

Venue: Bishops Tuxford School, Kettering.
Course tutor: Judi Greenhalgh

Course details: This nationally accredited practical training will prepare teachers, technicians and support staff in design and technology departments to meet the requirements of the TDA/D&TA 'Health and Safety Training Standards in Design and Technology' - Specialist Extension Level S9HS 'Portable Power Tools'.
During the day, delegates will undertake a variety of practical exercises to prepare them to safely use a range of portable power tools at work. These will include: angle grinder, jigsaw, portable circular saw, reciprocating saw, compound mitre saw, biscuit jointer, portable power plane, router and router table.
To be renewed every 3 to 5 years.
This course is suitable for GTP students, Teachers, technicians and health and safety governors.

Cost of training: ?100.00 per person including resources . Refreshments also provided.

Cost of Accreditation: ?25.00 for new award or ?10.00 for additional award.
Further details: To reserve a place(s) or further information, contact Judi Greenhalgh on 07773 461772 0r email datecheducation@yahoo.co.uk

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Primary Food Curriculum

Date: 23rd April 2012
Title of course: Primary Food and Food safety Level 2
Times: 9am to 4pm
Venue: Newbridge High School, Forest Road, Coalville.
Course tutor: Judi Greenhalgh

Course details: This one day practical course is aimed at primary teachers who teach food elements in their curriculum, or after school clubs. It is suitable for teachers, HLTS?s and D&T coordinators.
It will provide staff with an excellent opportunity to enhance and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding about food and cooking for the primary curriculum, specifically it will:
- increase teachers? confidence through a practical session,
- raise awareness of Health and Safety in teaching about food and nutrition;
- develop a supportive network between schools concerning food issues.
- provide teachers with a recognised Food Safety Level 2 qualification.
The day is broken down into the following two sessions:

1. Four hours spent on completion of the guided learning and exam. Note: an additional two hours of guided learning is required to be completed as pre-work using the Awarding Body?s ?Question and Answer? book alongside the Food Safety handbook. ( 6 hours guided learning in total).
2. A hands-on practical session, using ingredients and relevant resources for KS2. Here, delegates will learn good practice, safe food preparation, recipe selection, safe use of equipment and discuss preparation of risk assessments.

This course fulfils OFSTED's 'safeguarding' criteria.

Cost of training: £195.00 per person including Food Safety level 2 delegate handbook and work book, exam and certificate, ingredients, resources to make a successful day that you can take away with you.

Further details: To reserve a place(s) or further information, contact Judi Greenhalgh on 07773 461772 0r email datecheducation@yahoo.co.uk or Contact Ben Hen-wicks at DATA.

Facts, myths,FAQ's and quotes. Sir Jim Rose's proposals for a new Primary Curriculum

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This leaflet written by Gareth Pimley of The Design and Technology Association answers some of the issues raised by the recently published proposed Primary Curriculum by Sir Jim Rose