Technology & Innovation
Repton Abu Dhabi is the very first Apple Distinguished School in the Middle East. From age 3 onwards, our pupils are each equipped with their own iPad, and technology is integrated across the curriculum. This is so successful that our attainment in Computing far exceeds the UK national average UK National Curriculum every year. Coding is a timetabled subject, and children are also exposed to resources such as interactive Spheros, Beebots and drones, and have access to robotics challenges. iPads are also used to collate, assess, and comment on homework to help children meet their individualised targets.
Technology is blended with, and enhances, traditional and contemporary subjects and methodologies. Our Pupil Digital Team, Apple Teacher trained staff, and Digital Vision ensure that our screen time policy keeps the use of technology focused and strategic.
Innovation, however, is not restricted to digital technology. Children are encouraged to solve problems in new ways, particularly through STEAM subjects (Science Technology Engineering Art Maths), and Innovation Time is a dedicated weekly lesson at Fry Campus.
In addition, we also use physical coding as a problem-solving strategy in lessons across the curriculum, linking the importance of computational thinking and deconstructing concepts as a core 21st century skill.