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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Technology Faculty

The faculty is broken down into a number of departments which include Product Design, Graphics, Electronics, Food & Catering, Child Development, Health & Social Care, Textiles & Fashion & ICT.

Technology Staff:

Mr C Forbes – Head of Faculty / teacher of Product Design, Electronics, ICT and Graphics
Mrs M Williams – Subject Leader for ICT
Mr K Brooks – Subject Leader for Product Design and Assistant Head of Year
Mrs K Lang – Subject Leader for Fashion & Textiles
Mrs L Hartley – Subject Leader for Child Development and Health & Social Care
Miss A O'Keeffe – teacher of Fashion & Textiles and Child Development
Mrs C Crowther – Teacher of Child Development and Health & Social Care, SLE
Mrs C Fowler – Teacher of ICT
Mr B Tillett – Teacher of ICT and Product Design
Mrs A Gristwood – Subject Leader for Food and Hospitality 
Mrs D Matthews – Teacher of Fashion & Textiles
Mrs R Budd - Teacher of Art, ICT and Graphics and Assistant Head of Year
Mr D McGuigan – Assistant Head and teacher of ICT
Mr M Schmidt – Teacher of Art, ICT and Graphics and Assistant Head of Year
Miss R Swinney – Subject Leader for Graphics and teacher of Product Design
Mrs C Blackall - Teacher of Food and Hospitality
Mrs L Dyson – Technician
Mr P Travis – Technician

cateringThe facilities for Technology are impressive and include 2 materials workshops, 2 food rooms, 2 textiles workshops, 3 computer suites, 1 graphics room, 1 design room and 4 further general classrooms. All classrooms are equipped with up-to-date computers, ceiling mounted projectors and whiteboards. The faculty is well equipped with latest machinery in all areas.

The whole faculty prides itself on a high standard of teaching and results.

In Year 9 students will study ICT and 2 subjects out of Product Design, Graphics, Food and Textiles. These courses are designed to develop on from KS3 teaching in middle schools and prepare students for GCSE options courses.

At GCSE level we currently offer:

  • Product Design
  • Graphics
  • Textiles
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Hospitality
  • Computer Science
  • ICT
  • Child Development

For the sixth form we currently offer:

  • Product Design
  • Hospitality
  • Graphic Communication
  • Fashion and Clothing
  • ICT
  • Children’s Care Learning and Development
  • Health and Social Care

Other Information

The faculty runs a number of visits and trips including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Milton Keynes Recycling Centre, and The Clothes Show. The faculty also enters local and national competitions including The East of England Show and The Rotary Technology Tournament.

Students at Redborne are fortunate in that they can access their user areas and the software the school uses via remote apps. If students cannot access their work this way or need a helping hand, workshops are run most days at lunchtime and after school.





PD/GP – RFS (Rm 87/84)

PD – KB (Rm 87)

ICT – MAW (Rm 17)

PD/Elec – CFO (Rm 87)

Yr9 FD – GFI (Rm 91)

PD – (Rm 87)

ICT – PF (Rm 19)

Contact Us

Flitwick Road, Ampthill,
MK45 2NU

01525 404462