At St Anthony’s we want pupils to be masters of technology. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students’ lives in an ever-changing digital world, therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators, not consumers, our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this. These strands are taught discreetly through a range of units during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed and consolidated. St Anthony’s children will understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school, we utilise technology to model positive and independent use when digitally problem-solving.
We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Our knowledge-rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will, in turn, inspire our pupils to become skilful computer scientists.
St Anthony’s staff aspire to embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible for all. We want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and hope by Upper Key Stage 2, children have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers.