The use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. We recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively.
The school believes that ICT and computing:
- Gives pupils immediate access to a rich source of materials
- Can present information in new ways which help pupils understand access and use it more readily
- Can motivate and enthuse pupils
- Can help pupils focus and concentrate
- Offers potential for effective group working
- Has the flexibility to meet the individual needs and abilities of each pupil.
As a school, we aim to:
- Provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for ICT and computing for all pupils
- Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for computing
- Use computing as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum
- To respond to new developments in technology
- To equip pupils with the confidence and capability to use computing throughout their later life
- To enhance learning in other areas of the curriculum using computing
- To develop the understanding of how to use computing safely and responsibly.
The national curriculum for computing (for the full national curriculum click here) aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Can understand and apply the fundamental principles of computer science, including logic, algorithms, data representation, and communication
- Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
For more details on online safety, visit our Online Safety page.
If you would like more information about our curriculum, get in touch with your child’s class teacher.