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Influence design & technology curriculum strategy

The Design and Technology Association says the Government's proposed draft Design and Technology programme of study would be a huge backward step for a subject that develops vital skills that young people need for the future.

Following the reform of the national curriculum last year, and the response from MTA members with regard to lobbying local MPs, The D&T Association (DATA) is asking for support from companies.

In the Association’s recent online poll, over 91% of the 1239 people who have responded so far believe that these proposals do not represent high quality D&T or a positive change to the curriculum requirements.

The Government’s proposals have also been widely criticised by many prominent figures including Sir James Dyson, Dick Powell - co-founder and design director at Seymourpowell, Sir John Parker - President Royal Academy of Engineering, John Mathers - Chief Executive Design Council and Dick Olver - Chair E4E.

The Association says that the proposals are not a foregone conclusion and that there is still time to convince the Government that they need to replace the proposals with a challenging, world class curriculum - by responding to the consultation by the deadline of 16 April 2013.

The Association says you can help by:

1. Responding to the consultation by the deadline of 16 April 2013.

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2. Forward this message to your friends and colleagues
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