At Our Lady and St. Edward’s we believe that cross curricular learning, developing the digital learning of our pupils and learning how to be responsible internet users, is integral to our computing curriculum, where teachers plan highly focused and engaging activities to improve pupils’ skills and knowledge.
The National Curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- Analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- 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.
ESafety is extremely important and we continuously strive to ensure that pupils understand how to keep themselves safe.
We need to ensure that:
- Pupils' experiences and opportunities within computing prepare them for the transitions across their education journeys and their journey into adulthood in our ever changing and increasingly technological and digital world.
- Our Computing curriculum has a direct impact on the everyday and future lives of pupils, inspiring them to pursue the digital careers of the future.
- Finding the right balance of integrating technology into our lives and through our Health and Wellbeing support, pupils will be able to monitor and assess their own screen time and online behaviours.
- We want to ensure that we have a significant impact on the lives of our pupils and we continuously adapt our Computing curriculum to meet their needs in the ever changing world of the internet.