The Coleshill School Design and Technology department consists of five well-qualified, full-time subject specialist teachers and 1 full-time Technician. The department has five specialist Design rooms which consist of a Catering Kitchen, Textiles Room, two workshops and one multipurpose room. Each room is equiped with specialist machinery and equipment to aid the specialist subjects. The faculty also has access to a computer room.
Department Aims-Todays learners tomorrow’s designers!
At Coleshill School the teaching of Design and Technology (D&T) prepares students to participate in tomorrow's rapidly changing technologies by learning to think creatively.
The subject enables students to become problem solvers, both as individuals and in groups - looking for needs, wants and opportunities and responding to them by developing a range of ideas, making products and systems.
Practical skills are combined with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. In the learning process students can reflect on and evaluate present and past D&T, its uses and effects.
Through D&T, all of our students at Coleshill can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become innovators. As a faculty we are committed to using a variety of instructional, assessment and evaluation strategies. All teachers provide numerous opportunities for students to develop skills of inquiry, reasoning, problem solving and communication as they investigate and learn fundamental concepts. Opportunities are also provided to relate knowledge and skills to these wider contexts – to the goals and concerns of the world in which they live – so that students are motivated to learn and to become lifelong learners and also to achieve their full potential.