A husband and wife team who provide high quality, engaging Design and Technology workshops, projects, after school clubs and staff CPD aimed at primary age children.

Andy

Mr Hepp

A qualified teacher of Design & Technology since 2004, originally trained in secondary education. For over half of Andy’s professional career, he was the Head of Department for Art, Design and Technology at a Barnsley secondary school – this is where he gained valuable experience and in-depth subject knowledge; teaching and learning pedagogy; leadership and management and planning and delivering staff training. Andy decided to leave full time secondary education to create Hepp DT in 2017.

Laura

Mrs Hepp

A qualified teacher of English since 2013, originally trained in secondary education. Before gaining QTS in English, Laura led on Design & Technology provision to some of Barnsley’s most vulnerable children as part of her Head of Year role. For over half of Laura’s professional career, she had whole school responsibilities for improving teaching and learning, staff training and mentoring. Laura joined Hepp DT in 2019, bringing with her, her vast knowledge and expertise of teaching pedagogy and specifically curriculum planning and assessment as well incorporating English standards throughout.

Judith Brock

Co-Head at Joseph Locke Primary School, Barnsley

'We have been very lucky to have 'Mr Hepp' in Joseph Locke Primary School at several points over the year: both for one off topic days and for longer, planned sessions across Key Stage 1 and Stage 2. Andy has worked with class teachers to carefully plan a series of high-quality lessons which relate to a class topic and develop the children's DT skills through the planning, making and evaluation stages. Expectations of the children are high and the children are given opportunities in DT which are often missing within the primary curriculum and in which they thrive.

As a school, we have already planned to have Andy working with our children again next year. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to other settings. The opportunities for children are first class; the children love the experience as it develops important skills which are often missed at this age.'

OFSTED

March 2019

"....pupils showed great care when designing and making model cranes out of wood. The models they created were impressive.”

Lee McClure

Head at Springvale Primary School, Sheffield

'Whether you’re looking for a one off topic day, a particular project that inspires your pupils or regular DT input; Andy brings a level of enthusiasm and expertise that hooks the children into high quality practical technology work. He plans the sessions carefully, in conjunction with the class teachers, and prepares for sessions meticulously.

The children are always thrilled with their learning and they have the added bonus of a final product to decorate or evaluate that can be taken home or put on display.

I would wholeheartedly recommend the provision and can assure other school leaders that you will get a great input that the children will remember for a very long time.'