British Values in Design Technology

In the Technology Faculty we encourage social and moral thinking through designing and making. We consider the appropriateness of design ideas with consideration given to Social and Moral values including cultural influences.

We teach sustainability to all pupils so they are aware of material choices and the processes the materials have gone through in order to become available to us.

We celebrate successes and reward positive behaviour through Newman Points and postcards home. We acknowledge good work by sharing successes via the school website, newsletter and school chronicle.

We often consider designs and the effect these have on other people, not just focused on the intended user.

We discuss material choice and manufacture, sustainability and deforestation, along with the ethical issues associated with food choice through all key stages. We also refer to the impact that advancing technology has on the environment for example mining of minerals needed for mobile phones.