Curious, Loving, Independent, Creative and Knowledgeable
Our curriculum vision is that our children are curious, loving, independent, creative and knowledgeable (CLICK) citizens of the future.
At St Antony’s, we are computer scientists. We want our children to love computing and to aspire to be computer programmers, IT technicians, game designers or cybersecurity consultants . The computing curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our children develop their understanding and knowledge of how computers work and how to use the internet safely.
We believe that being computer literate is a vital part of the education of all children. As more and more of the world moves online, knowing how to access and use different software for specific purposes is vital for our pupils in order for them to be able to participate in learning and communication on a global digital platform..
Computing is taught through the Kapow Primary Scheme. Pupils are taught how how to use specific programs for a set purpose as well as how to keep themselves safe online.
The subject content as outlined in the national curriculum supports the needs of our children and allows them to retain knowledge in their long-term memory.
St Antony’s is situated in a leafy suburb of the London Borough of Redbridge and the majority of children come from professional homes with access to computers and a variety of IT devices. What our children need, is a more global viewpoint, an understanding of the diverse world in which they live and the ability to use technology in a safe and responsible way.
As a Catholic school, our faith is at the heart of everything that we do and the principles of catholic social teaching are therefore drivers for our curriculum. It is also inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato si’, which calls us to “Listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor who suffer most” and by the UN Global Goals.