New KS3 Secondary Curriculum Support and advice available FREE


Hugh Johnson is a D&T Regional Subject Adviser (RSA) for the East Midlands for Design and Technology and is able to offer FREE support to individual schools or groups of schools across the region up until April 2010. 

Support can be requested for inputs at events which are attended by groups of D&T teachers from several schools. This can include Local Authority whole school closure days, twilight sessions, workshops at conferences etc.

This year we are also available to provide face to face support for individual schools.

If you are planning an event for a number of schools to attend and would like support, contact Hugh Johnson at email:


Design and Technology Subject Specific Consultancy

Need advice and support implementing the use of CADCAM and electronics in the curriculum? 

D and T Education can help.  We offer training and support for all aspects of Digital DT both through the West Midlands Digital DT Support Centre programme and on an individual basis to schools.

Need someone to offer independent advice to both students and staff on issues concerning coursework?

D and T Education is able to offer practical support and advice to both students and staff across a range of courses including:

  • GCE and GCSE Product Design;
  • GCSE Electronic Products and Systems & Control;
  • GCSE Graphic Products;
  • GCSE Resistant Materials;
  • Entry Level Awards;
  • ASDAN; and
  • BTEC Engineering, Manufacturing, Hospitality and Catering and Fashion and Clothing and Art & Design

Want to develop leadership skill within your design and technology team?

All schools need to consider succession planning and develop the leadership and management skill of all their staff to ensure continuity and progression.  D and T Education offer subject leader mentoring and coaching and middle leader CDP in all areas of the curriculum.

Need someone to undertake independent departmental reviews as part of your schools self-review and/or QA cycle?

D and T Education can come in and work with your leadership team to review departments as part of your Self-review cycle and help develop action plans as a basis for establishing sustainable and lasting improvements in teaching, learning and achievement.

Need advice on accommodation layouts for BSF project or developing innovative classrooms environments to deliver world class design and technology?


D and T Education can offer practical advice and support for BSF projects including:

  • advice on room design and layouts
  • health & safety advice to ensure conformity with BS 4163:2007
  • advice on furniture, equipment and ICT/CADCAM requirements

We can also help plan and deliver CPD leading up to move to new accommodation to support the development of pedagogy and practice.

Need help developing STEM across the curriculum?

STEM is a rapidly developing theme across education and D and T Education has experience of developing STEM programmes and delivering STEM projects in schools.  D and T Education is also working with Science Learning Centres to deliver SMART materials CPD for Design and Technology and Science teachers as part for the West Midlands Digital DT Support Centre programme.

Need help developing cross-curricular projects and approaches?

Contact us for ideas and help developing cross-curricular links, activity days, projects and schemes of work.


Consultancy for other areas of the curriculum

D and T Education also offers consultancy support in the following areas:

  • Developing Thinking Skills across the curriculum
  • Development of ICT to enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum
  • Support with bids, grants, SSAT and Diploma Gateway applications


If there is anything else you need help or support with please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.