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 designers. We want our children to love design and technology and to aspire to be the change they want to see in our world, to be designers, architects, engineers or mechanics. The DT curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our children develop knowledge and understanding of how things work.
We have designed the DT curriculum beginning with the end in mind. Design & Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. They then evaluate the product, identifying how it has been successful and make suggestions for improvements. Our curriculum helps our children to be resourceful and creative as well as to solve problems and work in a team. The curriculum is detailed, teaching specific skills relating to food, textiles, mechanics and structures. 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 a rich cultural capital. What our children need, is a more global viewpoint and an understanding of the diverse world in which they live.
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.