The Technology Department is on an exciting journey which offers students a range of opportunities to explore and develop their design and making skills across a range of different material areas.
Hanson Technology Department consists of 9 staff (plus 3 Technicians) delivering across the full age range 11-19.
- Head of Technology – Mrs Gemma Postings
- Senior Technician – Mrs Debbie Daykin
We are able to utilise the full benefits of a multi million pound building that we moved into in 2014. The department is well resourced with a wealth of opportunities to incorporate the use of ICT & CAD. There are 10 dedicated Technology rooms which includes specific Textiles, Food and Product Design workshops plus a specific ICT/CAD room. We have a range of CAD/CAM facilities including laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC milling & Turning.
All students are taught Technology at KS3 and rotate around the different technology areas covering Textiles, Food Technology, Product Design and ICT.
At KS4 students can use to study GCSE Design & Technology. At KS5 we offer A-Level Product Design & A-Level Fashion & Textiles. After school and holiday revision classes are also timetabled for all Year 11 & Y13 students in the spring and summer terms. We also offer clubs for KS3 to continue with Technology activities at lunchtimes.
Students can also opt to be join in with our successful F1 in Schools Programme which has seen our students complete and win awards at a national level.
We also try to offer opportunities to students to learn outside the classroom with exciting educational visits, these have included Jaguar/Landrover, Knit & Stitch show, Lotherton Hall Textiles Exhibition and cooking in a commercial kitchen at Jamie’s Italian restaurant, Leeds.
The Technology Department regularly gets involved in transition activities with our local Feeder Primary schools, providing Y6 students with the opportunity to experience some of the facilities whilst undertaking a design and make challenge. We also offer support to primary schools in the area who are wishing to take part in the F1 in Schools Programme. We have links with local universities and have undertaken challenging STEM activities with KS4 students.