SchoolDoncaster School for the Deaf - An education that is right for your child. Doncaster School for the Deaf was founded in 1829, and is one of the oldest deaf schools in the UK. 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. 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 school Belief Statement and Background Ofsted Report Admissions Our facilities Residence Safeguarding/ Support and Welfare School Governors Meet the School team Contact us Facebook Communication Language and Communication Speech and Language Therapy British Sign Language Audiology Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage Primary Primary Overviews English Numeracy Deaf Studies Computing Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Humanities (History & Geography) Art and Design Design and Technology Music Physical Education and Swimming Science Religious Education Secondary Secondary Overviews English Mathematics Science ICT/Computing PSHCE (Personal Social Healthy Citizenship Education) Religious Education (RE) History Geography Art Design and Technology Sixth form Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) Pupil Premium Sports Premium Useful info Dates for your Diary Professional events Statutory policies and info Work For Us For parents Term Dates and School Day Absences Parent Information Parent View Newsletters archive Uniform Local Offer and EHCPS E-Safety Exam Results For pupils School Council E-Safety Activities and clubs Sports Competitions E-Learning Moving on Support 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.