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Curriculum Leader: Jamie Andrews

 

Computing and IT Vision Statement

Information and Communications Technology and Computer Science prepares pupils to participate fully in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology.

We recognise the importance that the use of Computing and IT are an important tool in both the society we live in and in the process of teaching and learning.

Pupils use computing tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly and creatively. They learn how to employ Computing and IT to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wider range of sources.

Our vision, as a Federation, is for all teachers and pupils within our school to become confident users of Computing and IT so that they can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which will enable them to use appropriate computing resources effectively as a powerful tools to enhance teaching and learning opportunities.
 

Aims

  • To enable children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities
  • To develop a whole school approach to computing ensuring continuity and progression in all strands of the computing National Curriculum
  • To use computing technologies 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 curriculum programmes of study
  • To ensure computing technologies 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 computing technologies in developing and maintaining links between other schools, the local community including parents and other agencies
     

Objectives

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

  • a continuity of experience throughout the school both within and among year groups
  • the systematic progression through Early Years, KS1 and KS2
  • that National Curriculum programmes of study and their associated strands, level descriptions and attainment target are given appropriate coverage
  • that all children have access to a range of computing resources
  • 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
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