Mr C. Barry - (Curriculum Manager)
Mr G. Stephenson- (Teacher of ICT and Computing)
At St Anselm’s Catholic School, the ICT department strives to provide an interesting and challenging curriculum within a context that is accessible for all students. In today’s society it has become vital that pupils are equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to function in their daily lives. As a result, we offer robust course that enable all pupils to achieve their full potential.
Within the department we have high expectations of both staff and pupils, with the emphasis on high quality teaching and learning. This ensures that all pupils are able to use technology safely and responsibly both in and out of school.
Resources in the Department
At St Anselm’s, the ICT department is well resourced. The department has four well equipped computer rooms with brand new computers running Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. All computers have the latest software installed on them including the full Serif package, Flash, Scratch and Python programming environments with other software to support the computing courses. The department also makes use of programmable robotic arms, 3D printers and Raspberry Pi’s which pupils can use to develop their programming skills whilst offering the satisfaction of seeing programs in operation. The department is always looking at new technological advances and bringing in these where they extend students learning experience.
Please select a Key Stage to view the current curriculum.
Beyond The Curriculum
The department also offers a range of activities for the student to opt it to through our inspired curriculum, including Animated Movie Creation, which involves pupils designing their own animated movie inspired from the likes of Pixar and Disney, this extends pupils knowledge of Animation and 2d design techniques and requires them to think creatively and logically. The department will also be offering a range of clubs from September 2017 in which pupils can take on challenging Computer projects to extend their knowledge beyond the curriculum.