A high-quality computing curriculum equips children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Children are taught the principles of information, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate - able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology - at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Aspects covered are
- Computer networks and the internet
- Searching digital content
- Select, use and combine software
And one of our main, most important aims, is to ensure children use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly, recognising acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and being able to identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact. These are reinforced regularly through our e-Safety lessons and through the teaching of the ACE schemes of work. All children will have access to working on the internet and are taught how to do so safely.
A camcorder and / or camera (including digital) may be used to record your child for assessment purposes or observing behaviour, and for general historical recording, including Academy and LA publications. Photographs of children may be used by local newspapers and educational publications. E-safety awareness is constantly highlighted to children.
As one of the first eight primary schools in the UK to be accredited with the NAACE mark for Excellence in ICT in 2002 we have successfully renewed in December 2005 and then assimilated to the new ICT Mark in January 2006. The ICT Mark accreditation was renewed in December 2008, 2011 and 2014 and is due for further renewal in January 2018.