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Daniel Pallett, Teacher of Design, Technology & Engineering/Specialist Leader of Education

Brief Profile

Dan has worked in three outstanding schools, leading an outstanding Design Technology and Engineering faculty within a Teaching School. He has expertise across Engineering, Resistant Materials, Graphic Design and Product Design. He has designed innovative curriculums in KS1-5 that have revolutionised the teaching of Design and Engineering, and given rise to outstanding pupil outcomes. Recently, Dan has transformed Challney Boys Engineering Department, not only vastly improving their grades but increasing pupils opting for engineering tenfold. As an SLE Dan has undertaken outreach work in Secondary, Middle and Primary Schools, UTC’s and Colleges; he was also heavily involved in the conception of the Chiltern Academy and its Engineering status. He is an Accredited Google Educator and has a vast experience on school management systems such as SIMS. Dan has been on Senior Leadership Teams in two previous schools, has experience teaching in challenging environments and has expertise in behaviour strategies.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Google Certificated Educator
  • SLE Design and Technology, East of England SLE Partnership
  • Aspiring Senior Leaders Program, CBTS
  • BA Hons Secondary D&T, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • DATA Member DATA Workshop Health and Safety Accredited 

2018 – Present

SLE DT&E Chiltern Academy, Chiltern Learning Trust

2016 - 18

SLE DT&E Challney High School for Boys, Chiltern Learning Trust

2013 - 16

Head of DT&E Robert Bloomfield Academy, BEMAT

2006 - 13

Head of Year & Head of Graphics The Knights Templar School


Teacher of Design Technology, The Knights Templar School

2000 - 2001

NQT Teacher of Design Technology, Sir Frederic Osborne School


Aerospace Engineer, Rolls Royce, Leavesden & Bristol

Strategic Leadership and School Improvement

  • Extended learning
  • Trips and visits
  • Community links
  • Technology for learning
  • SIMS

System Leadership and Partnership

  • Evolve
  • SIMS