Curriculum CPD – Developing a Rich and Engaging Design & Technology Curriculum

(Curriculum CPD Programme 2021-22)
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Curriculum CPD – Developing a Rich and Engaging Design & Technology Curriculum

Building on our session last year, Leanne Mee will be returning to lead 2 sessions for us focused on developing a rich and engaging Design and Technology curriculum.

SESSION 1 – WEBINAR (Thursday 12th November 2020):

The recording of this session is now available.  

During the first online session Leanne will focus on:

  • Recap bigger picture: the what, why and how of the D&T Curriculum – requirements, principles and constraints.
  • News & updates
  • Planning your perfect D&T curriculum: short, medium, long term. Making connections across the wider curriculum. Amending your provision to address the constraints following on from COVID 19.
  • Resources to support your D&T curriculum: Leanne will share resources and ideas from a range of different organisations and sources.
  • Agreeing focus of face to face session: Leanne will canvas views in order to ensure the practical follow-up session is focused on meeting your needs.

SESSION 2 – WEBINAR (Tuesday 18th May 2021, 13:00-15:30)

  • Welcome and Introductions 
  • Teaching mechanisms – National curriculum expectations – Progression framework – Key principles to be taught
  • Teaching mechanisms at EYFS – Assemble key components and materials to create movement (Construction toys or pre made parts)
  • Teaching mechanisms at Key Stage 1 – Paper Engineering – Levers, sliders and linkages
  • Teaching mechanisms at Key Stage 2 – Making a crane
  • Leadership of Design and Technology (brief overview to relate to mechanisms) – Progression – Assessment and monitoring
  • Plenary

This course is being run over 2 sessions:

SESSION 1: Thursday 12th November 2020 (15:30-17:30) – recording now available

SESSION 2: Tuesday 18th May 2021 (13:00-15:30)

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.

The session will also be recorded and afterwards an edited version will be shared with those schools that have booked a place.


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance Curriculum CPD Offer have FOUR FREE place on any of the TEN courses within the subscription. 

Additional places can be purchased for £105 per person (for a place on both sessions) or schools can choose to purchase multiple subscriptions if they wish to take advantage of more places at a greater discount.

Costs will be incurred for schools that do not subscribe. Please see our terms for further details.


The webinar will be recorded and will be available to schools that attend after the live event.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Leanne Mee

Leanne founded The STEM Workshop with the ambition of ensuring all young people gained access to quality STEM education. She has worked in schools for more than 15 years, teaching and leading STEM subjects. Leanne now works with schools and trusts from across the country, delivery CPD for staff and workshops for children, to excite and inspire them to become the innovators of tomorrow. Leanne also works as a consultant for the D&T Association planning and delivering their courses.

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