Design and Technology


At Willow, we ASPIRE to provide an inspiring, rigorous and practical Design and technology curriculum, which combines the skills, knowledge and concepts to enable children to tackle real life problems. 

We are ambitious for the children to develop a critical understanding of how Design and Technology impacts on daily life and the wider world. Therefore, children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers by building on their designing, making and evaluating skills, year on year.  These Design and Technology skills are further developed through our school's Learning Superpowers of investigation, collaboration, resilience and evaluation, which run right through our whole curriculum.

We believe that a high-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.


At Willow, we teach Design and Technology through topic-based projects. This encourages children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other subjects such as mathematics, science, computing and art.