Our School Vision
Let Your Light Shine
“Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and. glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:15-16
We are committed to creating a positive, safe and nurturing Christian environment, where all members of the school and wider community will be respected and valued.
Within God’s love, we will support and encourage one another to grow and flourish…
to be the very best we can be.
At Staunton and Corse C of E Academy we aim to provide all children with a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life beyond primary education and is based on the National Curriculum. Children are encouraged to use creative skills and imagination when designing and making products that solve real relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and other’s needs, desires and values. Design and technology is a rigorous and practical subject, which is found in many of the objects children use each day and part of their immediate experiences.
Design and technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively, solving problems both as individuals and as members of a team.
At Staunton and Corse C of E Academy the design and technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. It can improve analysis, problem solving, and practical capability and evaluation skills. We aim to, wherever possible, link current design and technology curricula to other areas of the curriculum. Children at Staunton and Corse C of E Academy are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. High quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture and wealth of the nation.
At Staunton and Corse C of E Academy, the design and technology curriculum is built from the National Curriculum.
Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
- Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
- Critique, evaluate and test ideas produced by themselves and others.
- Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
At Staunton and Corse C of E Academy, the design and technology curriculum is taught through meaningful lessons which can encompass a cross curricular theme, personal to each class, each term. Design and technology is taught through the three phases of: designing, making and evaluating their products.
Our design and technology curriculum and lessons have clear and appropriate cross curricular links to underpin learning in multi areas throughout the curriculum, giving the children opportunities to learn life skills and apply skills to ‘hands on’ situations in a purposeful and meaningful way.
During design and technology lessons, children may be asked to work collaboratively in a team to support and help one another or work independently to achieve a challenging yet rewarding goal.
Evidence of design and technology lessons are recorded both in exercise books and photographic evidence on our school twitter page.
Our design and technology curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good progress.
Children will know more, remember more and understand more about design technology. As designers, children will develop skills and attributes they can use beyond school and into adulthood.