At Cleves we aim to provide pupils with a comprehensive understanding of the design process, including branding, testing, innovating, and integrating. Our curriculum is personalised to develop creativity by encouraging pupils to generate ideas, develop prototypes, and refine designs. Through branding, pupils learn to consider the visual and symbolic aspects of their creations.
The emphasis on testing promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills, ensuring practical feasibility. Innovating encourages pupils to explore new ideas and solutions, while integration involves connecting design and technology across various disciplines. We strive to equip our pupils with the skills to approach design challenges systematically and creatively.
Additionally, our curriculum aims to embed an understanding of materials, tools, and their appropriate usage. It promotes sustainable and responsible design practices, encouraging pupils to consider the environmental impact of their creations. Collaboration and communication skills are emphasised, fostering teamwork in project-based learning.
At Cleves, our goal is to prepare pupils not only for creative problem-solving but also for responsible and thoughtful contributions in the ever-evolving field of design and technology.