The design and technology curriculum needs modernising – Ofsted

Ofsted today launched a report addressing the challenges schools must face up to if they are to modernise the design and technology (D&T) curriculum and help it keep pace with global technological developments.

The report identifies a lack of subject-specific training for teachers that is undermining efforts to develop pupils’ knowledge and skills. Too many teachers are failing to keep pace with technological developments or expand on their initial training sufficiently to enable them to teach the technically demanding aspects of the curriculum. This often results in an out-dated curriculum in the later years of primary schools and early years of secondary school.