St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA


Subject Leader - Miss S Wright 

Design and Technology Intent Statement 

At St. Pius X we believe that children should be given opportunities to develop their confidence through risk taking, thinking creatively and using their initiative. Lessons are exciting, relevant and give children the chance to solve real life problems in a number of contexts. Children are inspired to become engineers, designers, chefs and architects. We believe that our children will leave St. Pius X as resilient, competent, and thoughtful learners.

At St. Pius X our faith underpins everything that we do. Design and Technology provides children with a means to express themselves and their own talents.   We want to develop the children’s love of design and technology by showing them how they can be of service and make an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Our Design and Technology Curriculum aims to be ambitious, for future learning and employment. Lessons are well sequenced, excite, motivate and stretch all students. We use the Design and Technology association and Oak National Academy as tools to help us deliver objectives. At St. Pius X children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum to give them the essential tools to succeed in both their personal and professional lives.  Our curriculum provides both a clear progression of skills and a framework that can be adapted to meet the needs of all children.

"Children of today are the leaders of tomorrow and education is a very important weapon to prepare children for their future roles as leaders of the community." - Nelson Mandela.

Long Term Plan

Design and Technology National Curriculum 

At St Pius X we follow the National Curriculum in Design and Technology and ensure this is all covered throughout the years. Please see the National Curriculum document below.

Skills and Knowledge Progression