Technical textiles with Julie Boyd

KS3 D&T Curriculum (Julie Boyd)

£650.00 + VAT

York 09/10 Nov (2 day residential)

Technical textiles in the new D&T GCSE. At National STEM Centre York with Julie & Paul Boyd.


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Getting It Right in KS3, Laying Good Foundations for D&T GCSE

9th & 10th November 2018
(2 day residential course) 
(click on the link below to visit the course providers website)

Venue: National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD

This is an exciting opportunity to review your key stage 3 curriculum and to reflect on how your department can develop a programme of learning that supports progression into design and technology GCSE.
The course focus is on the designing and making attainment target at key stage 3 which will be relevant to all material areas (please note, it will not include the cooking and nutrition attainment target). Get support to develop a robust key stage 3 curriculum, providing a solid foundation for the broader materials requirements of design and technology GCSE.


  • Explore how the key stage 3 curriculum can be developed to better prepare students for the design and technology GCSE
  • Gain resources to support an engaging and progression focused key stage 3 curriculum
  • Investigate how key stage 3 can be used to raise the profile of design and technology, supporting the uptake of design and technology of key stage 4

NOTE This course is run by The National STEM Learning Centre in York and is not a TSA course. This link takes you to the course details on the STEM Centre website where bookings can be made: COURSE INFO & BOOKING

The National STEM Learning Centre, York
State funded schools & academies can apply for an Enthuse Bursary which pays the course fee (as well as any accommodation required).
Find out more: Enthuse Award.

Teachers or technicians working in state-funded schools in the UK are eligible for these bursaries which can be used to contribute to covering the cost of course fees, supply cover, travel, accommodation, or equipment for your school.

Julie Boyd profile photoJulie Boyd (Award winning inspirational coach, trainer, teacher and author)
Julie has over 30 years experience in D&T education working in a number of leadership roles including as a senior leader. She now works as a D&T consultant & author supporting & training teachers. This includes delivering independent courses with her husband, Paul Boyd, as well as for organisations such as Osiris, Keynote Educational, The National STEM Learning Centre, and the D&T Association where she is currently the Lead Textiles Consultant. She was awarded a Guardian Teacher award in recognition of her innovative teaching, as well as a leadership award from the D&T Association. She writes and sells her own resources and has also published GCSE and KS3 textiles textbooks. She also produces resources for the D&T Association, and has supported the development of D&T resources by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. She has also worked as an examiner and moderator for several exam boards. Julie is particularly interested in raising the achievement of boys, innovative teaching methods, and updating the textiles curriculum using smart, modern and electronic textiles. Outside of education Julie has worked as a retail manager for Mothercare, as well as coaching leadership teams in non educational settings, such as Nottingham City Council.

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Paul Boyd Profile photoPaul Boyd 

Paul worked for 20 years within the design and retail industries before going into teaching and has extensive experience as a designer, watch maker, retail manager, buyer, and quality control manager.

For the last 18 years he has worked within D&T education as a Head of Faculty and senior leader, as well as working as a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. He currently works as an education consultant supporting and training teachers which includes delivering independent courses with his wife, Julie Boyd, as well as planning and delivering courses for organisations such as The National STEM Learning Centre and the D&T Association. He has also worked on projects for the DfE, including leading the 3D Printing into Schools project and is an electronics subject expert for Ofqual. Paul has experience in both schools and industry working across a broad range of material areas, including textiles, engineering, product design, graphics and electronics. One of Paul’s biggest passions is STEM, including new and emerging technologies, electronics and programming and levers and mechanisms, and in particular he is keen to support textiles teachers to help them develop these areas and embed them into the textiles curriculum in a meaningful way.

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