Computing

Preparing our pupils for the digital world; unlocking the potential

Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching computing we equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing digital world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. Not just as passive users of technology but active contributors who create content, write programs and build systems.

It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in an effective way.

Children have access to a range of digital media and devices to enhance their ability to utilise technology; these include laptops, iPads, Interactive Smartboards and Chromebooks. By exposing our children to a wide range of technologies, we can begin to address social inequalities and narrow the gaps for our disadvantaged children.

Children are taught to appreciate the benefits of technology but equally the limitations so that they do not become over reliant on its use

Through the creative use of our computing provision, we aim to break down the barriers faced by children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to allow them to fully participate in the Digital world.

Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.

 

 

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