Why we MUST change the new Design and Technology programme of study…



The Government’s proposed draft Design and Technology programme of study would be a huge backward step for a subject that develops vital skills that young people need for the future.

In a recent online poll, over 91% of the 1239 people who responded so far believe that these proposals do not represent high quality D&T or a positive change to the curriculum requirements.

It has also been widely criticised by many prominent figures including Sir James Dyson, Dick Powell – co-founder and design director at Seymourpowell, Sir John Parker – President Royal Academy of Engineering, John Mathers – Chief Executive Design Council and Dick Olver – Chair E4E.

But it is not a foregone conclusion, there is still time to change it.

Your help to convince the Government that they need to replace this with a challenging, world class curriculum – by responding to the consultation by the deadline of 16 April 2013.

How you can help:

1. Respond to the consultation by the deadline of 16 April 2013.

It’s easy – find full details at: www.believeindandt.org.uk/respond-now

2. Forward this message to your friends and colleagues

For full details of our concerns visit: www.believeindandt.org.uk

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