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Technology is split into four departments. Graphic Products, Resistant Materials, Textiles and Food and BTEC Hospitality.

Work from GCSE Technology students was displayed as part of the Open House on Saturday 21st May 2016. See the gallery for photos.

 

Technology makes the world a new place!

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Why Study this Subject? 

Food Technology lessonStudying Technology encourages creative thinking and activity. It helps students to develop the cognitive and practical skills involved in problem solving and intelligent decision-making.

Our aim as a department is to make students aware of the world around them and how technology has an impact on the environment and its resources.

Through our teaching we seek to establish an understanding of the principles of design and a personal command of the design process. We will provide experience of the nature and uses of a variety of materials and manufacturing processes.

Students will become aware of the changes occurring in the world today as a result of the technological innovation in the home and at work, whilst encouraging the application of technological understanding to the solving of problems or tasks in order to improve the quality of life.

Technology will stimulate the discussion of values of an aesthetic, technical, economical and moral nature. Through the curriculum we will help to emphasise the integrated nature of Design and Technology and its strong links with other subject areas.

We will help to encourage independent learning with use of Head chefs, Pro Sews, and Gurus.

Facilities 

  • Two fully equipped modern kitchens
  • A fully equipped textiles room
  • A fully equipped workshop
  • A multi-purpose workshop, computer suite and printing depot.

CAD/CAM

  • A2 laser cutter
  • Vinyl plotter
  • 3 milling machines
  • Digital embroidery machine
  • Heat press
  • Sublimation
  • 3D printer
  • Felting machine
  • Access to A3 and A4 colour laser jet printers
  • The department contains a variety of other resources to cater for the ever-changing needs and dynamic nature of the Design and Technology syllabus. 

Discover more about the individual subjects using the links on the left.

The Team 

Head of Department Georgina Maltby has qualified in BA Hons Interior Textiles and Surface design. Her interests include travelling, photography, making her own clothes and cooking. She is advanced in PADI scuba-diving.

Stuart Davies is the Resistant Materials Teacher and qualified with BA Hons in Graphic Design. His interests include travel, cycling, motorcycling and wood craft.

Ruth De La Nougerede is a Graphics Teacher.

Charlotte Drake is a Food Technology Technician.

Emily Fenner-Hudson is a Design and Technology Faculty Department Assistant and qualified with a BA Hons in printed Textile Design and MA in Fashion Body wear. Her interests include: sustainable textiles, dress making and surface pattern design.

Barbara Flitton is a Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition/Hospitality.

Catherine Shemeld is a Technology Teaching Assistant and is qualified with a BA Hons in Fine Art Printmaking. She supports the learning of students with a focus on those with special educational needs. Her interests include visual arts, printmaking, graphic design, photography, sewing and crochet.

Tim Speller is the Lead Teacher for Food Technology and qualified with a BA Hons in International Hospitality Management. His interests include surfing, windsurfing and snowboarding. He is also a BSA qualified surf coach. 

Debbie Stevens is a Food Technology Technician.

Alice Thompson is a Resistant Materials and Graphics Technician and qualified with a BA Hons in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics; PGCE in Design and Technology. Her interests include jewellery crafting, metal work, knitting and sewing.

Rachael Wood is a Design Technology Teacher and qualified with BA Hons in History of Design. She also has a food hygiene certificate, a windsurfing certificate and has completed the advanced PADI scuba-diving. Her interests include professional cookery and sea-swimming.

Contact 

Email: georginamaltby@varndean.co.uk