St Joseph's R.C. High School
& Sports College

St Joseph's RC High School

St Joseph's RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and, expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

“Wisdom has built herself a house.” Proverbs 9:1

The Department of Design and Technology is made up of a dedicated team of staff who are highly committed to their subject area.  Qualifications are offered up to GCSE Level in Food Preparation and Nutrition and Design and Technology, this has two strands to it, one has a focus on timbers, and the other has a focus on textiles.  In addition to this we offer a BTEC qualification in Health and Social Care. The department has fully embraced the mission statement of the school by providing a curriculum and learning environment that ensures every student fulfils their potential.

Please use the link below for the Design and Technology Department Curriculum Guide

Departmental Curriculum Handbook D&T

We have a Head of Department for Design and Technology who is supported by a team of 3 Teaching Staff.  Their work is complemented by a Design and Technology Technician who supports all staff and helps prepare for practical lessons. The faculty is based in the Yates ROSLA Building.


Mr P Higham – Head of Design and Technology and Art

Mrs D Owen – (Maternity Leave) Teacher of Design and Technology, Food Preparation and Nutrition and Art and Design

Ms A Porter – Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition and Health and Social Care

Miss L Ramsdale (ECT) – Teacher of Design and Technology and Art

Mr F Patel (ECT) – Teacher of ICT and Design and Technology


Design & Technology