As a result of a well-structured and planned curriculum, pupils understand Design and Technology as a process of plan, make and evaluate, and they understand and are able to discuss, the relevance to their everyday lives.
Assessment of children's learning in Design and Technology is an ongoing monitoring of children's understanding, knowledge and skills by the class teacher, throughout lessons. The children are assessed against the skills set out by the National Curriculum. This assessment is then used to inform differentiation, support and challenge required by the children.
Design and Technology is also monitored by the subject leader throughout the year in the form of book scrutiny, lesson observations, looking at outcomes and pupil interviews to discuss their learning and understanding and establish the impact of the teaching taking place.
EYFS pupils' progress and attainment is tracked using the Early Learning Goals, informing teachers whether each individual child is below expected, at expected or above expected attainment for their age.
The Design and Technology Leader is also supported by a School Governor linked to the subject.