The expertise and dedication of Oakham’s Head of Design Technology has been recognised at a national award ceremony, where he was presented with the ‘Teacher Training Design and Technology Award’.
Tim Weston was given the award at The D&T Excellence Awards 2017 ceremony, held on Friday evening at the IET in London. The IB organisation nominated Tim following years of outstanding Design Technology teacher training that he has provided schools from across the UK and the world.
“We are all absolutely delighted that Tim’s contribution to the teaching of Design Technology has been recognised and celebrated,” says Headmaster Nigel Lashbrook. “He certainly has much to share in regard to best practice, and this award is yet another accolade for both him personally and for Oakham’s Design Technology department.”
Under his leadership, Oakham’s Design Technology department has already been awarded the Design Mark, given only to schools that demonstrate excellence in the teaching of design. This is Tim’s second award, in 2006 he received the IED Award for ‘Contributions to post 16 education’.
Tim is the IB’s Principal Moderator of Design Technology for the Diploma and has over 13 years of experience leading teacher workshops across Europe. He established, and has regularly hosted, an annual event for all UK IB schools, independent and maintained, to meet to share best practice. He has also been active in reviewing the curriculum, as well as regularly contributing to subject resources for teachers.
Started in 1999 by the Design and Technology Association Trustees, the D&T Association Excellence Awards gives professional recognition to individuals for their contribution to design and technology education.