The aim of the Design, Technology and Art department is to allow each child to develop their creativity by giving them experience in a wide range of materials and techniques – from traditional skills to modern technological processes. The creativity, commitment and enthusiasm that children bring to the subject creates a unique atmosphere to work in, and helps to nurture skills key to senior school subjects and activities.
The department plays a major role in the school activity programme, offering a range of activities. The children are encouraged to use the art room in their free time and the workshop is available for personal projects in the mornings and at weekends.
The department has a highly experienced team of staff who encourage the children to be experimental in their work, while honing skills. All the children are expected to reach a good level of competency in producing designs which they can realise confidently in a range of materials. Through a wide variety of projects they will also learn a range of key life skills, from sewing a button to wiring a plug.
We have relished the advent of the iPad programme here at Windlesham and this has had a significant and powerful impact in the teaching and learning throughout the department, whether it be for pupils led tutorials and how to guides or video evaluations and presentation work the iPad is seen as another tool in our kit.
Stuart Edwards, Head of Design Technology
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