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Technology

 

Statement of Intent

 

At St Gregory’s Catholic School, the Design & Technology curriculum provides every student with the opportunity to apply the design process to real world scenarios. This takes place within the three disciplines of Food & Nutrition, Textiles, and Product Design. Students experience and learn the safe use of a wide range of tools and equipment across the Food rooms, Textiles studio and workshops through projects that present increasing challenge year on year. Students combine CAD/CAM and the development of technical knowledge, including the science behind diet and cooking, with a broad array of practical skills and creative thinking to design and make products. Investigations are inspired by a wide range of designers, Textiles artists and Food and cooking techniques from around the world. 

 

The skilful application of the design process is shown through a good understanding of the working properties of materials and processes and how this is applied to the needs of the user. This evolves through design, making and the manufacture of quality products and dishes that are diverse in taste and texture. 

 

By the end of their time at St Gregory’s students have a wealth of practical knowledge, they are resilient and are proficient in responding creatively yet methodically to a brief. Our students demonstrate original ideas, accomplished fine motor skills and an ability to analyse, evaluate and solve practical problems. They show an appreciation for using resources in a responsible and renewable way, creating sustainable products for the society in which they live.

 

Our Values

Ambition Rooted firmly in Catholic teachings, we aim to nurture and guide our students to fulfil their God-given potential so they may achieve success.

Leadership We strive to be a community of servant leaders, where individuals gain a clear sense of self and purpose, knowing their values and using these to guide how they enrich the community in which they belong.

Integrity We teach our students to value honesty and have strong moral principles, using their discernment to govern their actions and take responsibility for their choices.

Vigour Inspired by the life of St Gregory, we empower our students to work with vigour, so they approach all activities and opportunities with effort, energy and enthusiasm.

Empathy We aim for our students to understand and value the feelings of others and for them to know they are loved and celebrated irrespective of their differences.

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Trust Information

St Gregory's Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Gregory's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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