The Federation believes that every child should have the right to a curriculum that champions excellence; supporting pupils in achieving to the very best of their abilities. We understand the immense value technology plays not only in supporting the Computing and whole-school curriculum, but overall in the day-to-day life of our school.
We believe that technology can provide enhanced collaborative learning opportunities; better engagement of pupils; easier access to rich content; support conceptual understanding of new concepts and can support the needs of all our pupils.
The Federation aims for computing are to ensure that all pupils:
- Provide an exciting, rich, relevant and challenging Computing curriculum for all pupils.
- Enthuse and equip children with the capability to use technology throughout their lives.
- Give children access to a variety of high quality hardware, software and unplugged resources.
- Instil critical thinking, reflective learning and a ‘can do’ attitude for all our pupils, particularly when engaging with technology and its associated resources.
- Teach pupils to become responsible, respectful and competent users of data, information and communication technology.
- Teach pupils to understand the importance of governance and legislation regarding how information is used, stored, created, retrieved, shared and manipulated.
- Equip pupils with skills, strategies and knowledge that will enable them to reap the benefits of the online world, whilst being able to minimise risk to themselves or others.
- Use technology imaginatively and creatively to inspire and engage all pupils, as well as using it to be more efficient in the tasks associated with running an effective school.
- Provide technology solutions for forging better home and school links.
- Utilise computational thinking beyond the Computing curriculum.
- Exceed the minimum government recommended/statutory guidance for programmes of study for Computing and other related legislative guidance (online safety).
E - Safety - Pupil Voice
“I always ask for help if there’s something that worries me.” – Year 2 Pupil
“I know who to talk to if I’m upset by something online.” – 6 out of 6 children in the Year 2
“I feel safe online at school.” – 6 out of 6 children in the Year 2 Pupil Focus Group
“Never do anything online without a grown-ups permission.” – Year 1 Pupil
“I feel safe online at school.” – 6 out of 6 children in the Year 1 Pupil Focus Group
“Someone helps me online at home.” – 6 out of 6 children in the Year 1 Pupil Focus Group
Careers in Computing
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