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SAMPLE - DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY  DEVELOPMENT PLAN

 

When setting out a Development Plan it is important that the statements are clear and easy to understand. Schools generally have their own layout for Development Plans, the example below is a typical table layout.

Pay attention to Schools Priorities / Targets and those of the Local Education Authority. These need to be cross referenced with the DT Departments aims / targets. Above all, ensure that the targets / aims are attainable and not included to impress senior teachers or management. Remember, the DT Department will be measured against the targets / aims you have written into the plan. The Head of Department is ultimately responsible if targets are not achieved.

The W.A.T.T. Research Team stress that the Development Plan should not be considered as a 'one off' exercise. It is an important document and should be regularly reviewed by all departmental staff. We suggest that all staff have a copy in their record books. When a member of staff considers that a target / aim has been achieved or he / she has contributed towards a target / aim , this should be recorded on their copy of Development Plan. Achievements and contributions towards targets / aims should discussed at the next Departmental meeting. The Head of Department should then write in the evidence alongside the aim / target on a master copy of the Development Plan.

 

OBJECTIVE

WHOLE SCHOOL RELATED AIMS

LOCAL AUTHORITY

AIMS / PRIORITIES

PRESENT POSITION

TARGET AND DATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

ACTION BY WHOM COST MONITORING AND EVALUATION
To raise levels of achievement at KS3 XY1 2.6 End of KS3:

Level 5 or higher 73%

60% L5+, 45% L6+ by 2005
65% L5+, 50% L6 by 2006
70% L5+, 55% L6 by 2007
Electronics identified as an area for development . Introduce timer project in Year 9. Electronics developed in Year 7 and 8 DT Staff Not known at this stage Head of Department
To raise achievement at KS4 in all DT subjects. XY2 3.1

3.2

6.7

Coursework monitoring on a consistent basis.

66% A to C grades achieved by those pupils entered for DT subjects.
Year 11 staff complete monitoring sheets termly and passed to Head Teacher within two weeks - 2004
Monitoring continues and is centralised - 2005
Monitoring continues and is centralised - 2006
Monitoring continues and is centralised - 2007
Best practice examples available to all pupils studying DT, through the intranet.
Pupils receive feedback on a regular basis.
Coursework template developed further to include new CAD/CAM aspects.
Displaying of Monitoring Sheets.
Regular after school sessions.
DT Staff Not known at this stage Head of Department
To increase KS4 pupil knowledge of industrial processes. XY3 3.3

3.4

5.11

Industrial virtual visits developed.

Staff investigating possible introduction of Product design.

Use of commercial format of new Food room.
3 virtual visits by 2004.
All visits completed by 2005
Tours made available on intranet by 2006
CD / DVD ROMs available to pupils by 2007
Industrial partners identified and visits agreed.
Interactive version of virtual visits produced with information / worksheets.
Product Design introduced if research suggest this is favoured. All pupils to have some experience in this area. At KS3
DT Staff Not known at this stage Head of Department
To increase uptake of post 16 courses / careers in DT related areas. XY3 3.3

2.6

Post 16 uptake has risen since specialist designation, despite closure of DT opportunities in local collages
 
10% further increase 2005
15% further increase 2006
20% further increase 2007
Increased practical opportunities in areas of DT. Increase use of ICT and software especially work related material. Modern products manufactured through use of CNC machines and related software. DT Staff Not known at this stage Head of Department
Building links with DT Departments in local Secondary Schools XY7 3.4 Link exists with those schools extending the work of the DT department.

Place names of Schools here
Distribution of resources on DVD / CD to DT Departments by 2005.
Series of meeting arranged for local DT departments. Two meetings by 2005 and three more by 2006.
Continuation of meetings.
 
Production of Resources DVD / CD.

Printing of project template

Distribution of associated agendas.

Constant sharing of resources.
DT Staff Not known at this stage Head of Department
 
 

 

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