Inspiring Faith, Love and Learning
Vision Statement for Design and Technology
At St Thomas’, we aim to inspire in our pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and the people within it; engaging and helping to develop a life-long love of learning and engaging and helping to develop a life-long love of learning and understanding of the world they live in.
All children are encouraged to engage with the Design and Technology curriculum through inspiring, rigorous and practical activities. The children have the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems and prepares them to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. We aim to inspire the children to always make something for somebody for some purpose.
Children will learn how to be critical of their work and that of others, we also encourage the children to develop their evaluation skills. This will allow our children not only to engage with the design process but also to develop their skills of perseverance, resilience and communication. Children are enabled to work both independently and as members of a team, to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.
We grow together in Design and Technology by:
• Developing levels of originality and the willingness to take creative risks to produce innovative ideas and prototypes.
• Having an excellent attitude to learning and independent working.
• Using time efficiently and work constructively and productively with others.
• Carrying out thorough research, showing initiative and asking questions to develop an exceptionally detailed knowledge of users’ needs.
• Having the ability to act as responsible designers and makers, working ethically, using finite materials carefully and working safely.
• Developing a thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products.
• Applying mathematical knowledge.
• Managing risks exceptionally well to manufacture products safely and hygienically.
• Instilling a passion for the subject and knowledge of, up-to-date technological innovations in materials, products and systems.
As designers, we aim to follow our school’s curriculum vision in order to
Be Curious, Be Knowledgeable, Be Creative, Be Compassionate,
Be Reflective, Be Courageous.
Growing together through faith in Jesus Christ, ‘Let all you do be done in love.’
(1 Corinthians 16).
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, eSchools) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Services, and we refer to these as “advertising” or “analytical” cookies. For example, the embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos, as added by individual schools, will require “advertising” cookies to be enabled in order to successfully play them. Schools that, for example, opt to track visitor data using Google Analytics will require “analytical” cookies to be enabled in order to do so. These third party cookies are used to tailor content and information that we may send or display to you and otherwise personalise your experience while interacting with our Services and to otherwise improve the functionality of the Services we provide. We also enable schools to employ cookies and similar tracking technologies in connection with their use of our Services in order to allow them to track visitors to and interactions with their school website.
Our Services allows schools to embed code which may potentially contain cookies. Please note embedded content, if displayed on one of our websites, has been added by the school and not by eSchools. The embedded content added by the school may require additional cookies or tracking technologies to be enabled in order to function.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Be aware that cookie preferences are set on a per device basis; therefore you may need to set your preferences on each device you use.
Initial cookie pop-up banner: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our Websites by selecting your preference from this modal which appears upon visiting an eSchools website/login screen and dashboard. You can also change your cookie preferences by clicking on the link on the footer of any page. The banner will reappear annually (August 31st to coincide with the academic year) to confirm your settings.
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing. If you would like to find out more information, please visit aboutads.info/choices or youronlinechoices.com.
Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, by accessing the settings on your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.