SchoolDoncaster School for the Deaf - An education that is right for your child. Doncaster School for the Deaf was founded in 1829, which makes us one of the oldest deaf schools in the UK and we are proud of our long history and achievements. We provide a pupil-centered approach to education from the earliest years up to the age of 19. All pupils have an Education and Health Care Plan, which ensures that we know exactly what we need to do to meet their special educational needs. Although we are based in Doncaster, we are a national resource and pupils come to us via local authorities from all over the UK. We offer a safe and nurturing environment in which children can learn and communicate effectively to achieve their goals. Our schoolBelief Statement and BackgroundOfsted ReportAdmissionsOur facilitiesResidenceSafeguarding/ Support and WelfareContact usCommunicationLanguage and CommunicationSpeech and Language TherapyBritish Sign LanguageAudiologyCurriculumEarly Years Foundation StagePrimaryPrimary OverviewsEnglishNumeracyDeaf StudiesComputingPersonal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)Humanities (History & Geography)Art and DesignDesign and TechnologyMusicPhysical Education and SwimmingScienceSecondarySecondary OverviewsEnglishMathematicsScienceICT/ComputingPSHCE (Personal Social Healthy Citizenship Education)Religious Education (RE)HistoryGeographyArtDesign and TechnologySixth formSpiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC)Pupil PremiumSports PremiumUseful infoDates for your DiaryStatutory policies and infoWork For UsFor parentsTerm Dates and School DayAbsencesParent InformationNewsletters archiveUniformLocal Offer and EHCPSE-SafetyFor pupilsSchool CouncilE-SafetyActivities and clubsE-LearningMoving on Design and Technology Pupils have access to a fully equipped workshop and food technology room with a high staff to pupil ratio and enjoy designing and making for a wide variety of projects. Aims and purposes of design technology Design and technology offers opportunities for children to: Develop their designing and making skills Develop knowledge and understanding Develop their capability to create high quality products through combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding Nurture creativity and innovation through designing and making Explore values about and attitudes to the made world and how we live and work within it Develop an understanding of technological processes and products and their manufacture and contribution to our society. Content of design and technology at Key Stages 1 and 2 In design and technology, children acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of: Materials and components Mechanisms and control systems Structures Existing products Quality Health and safety. These skills are also covered through food technology lessons.