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Computing & New Technology

Computing Subject Lead - Mrs H Capstick

Computing prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. The emphasis is placed upon learning how computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. It also equips children with ‘computational thinking’ skills in order to prepare them for the workplace and to become effective participants of the digital world.

 

 

We recognise that Computer Technology is an important tool in both the society we live in and in the process of teaching and learning. Pupils use these computing tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly and creatively. They learn how computers and computer systems work. They will design and build programmes, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.

Our vision is for all teachers and learners in our school to become confident users of the changing technologies so that they can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which enable them to use appropriate Computer Technology effectively as powerful tools for teaching & learning.

 

Aims

 

  • To enable children to become autonomous, independent users of Computer technology, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their computing activities
  • To equip children with skills for the future workplace that will require computer system and programming knowledge.
  • To develop a whole school approach to Computing ensuring continuity and progression in all strands of the Computing National Curriculum
  • To use Computers as a tool to support teaching, learning and management across the curriculum
  • To provide children with opportunities to develop their Computing capabilities in all areas specified by the National Curriculum
  • To ensure Computers are used, when appropriate, to improve access to learning for pupils with a diverse range of individual needs, including those with SEN and disabilities
  • To maximise the use of Computers in developing and maintaining links between other schools, the local community including parents and other agencies. 
  • To ensure children know how to work safely online in school and at home.

Objectives

 

In order to fulfil the above aims it is necessary for us to ensure:

  • a continuity of experience throughout the school both within and among year groups
  • the systematic progression through Key Stages 1 & 2
  • that Foundation Stage experience a range of programmable toys to support their learning and use the scheme to support learning.
  • that the National Curriculum programmes of study and their associated strands and attainment target are given appropriate coverage
  • that all children have access to a range of Computer resources
  • that Computer experiences are focussed to enhance learning
  • that cross curricular links are exploited where appropriate
  • that children’s experiences are monitored and evaluated
  • that resources are used to their full extent
  • that resources and equipment are kept up to date as much as possible
  • that staff skills and knowledge are kept up to date as much as it is possible
  • that children are supported in using IT equipment safely in school.
  • That children receive informative and up to date lessons on online safety in school.
  • That parents are supported in their knowledge on how to keep their children safe online at home.

 

Computing and Online Safety Lead - Mrs Capstick

Computing and Online Safety Governor - Mr Baskerville

Computing Long Term Plan

Progression Skills and Knowledge

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