Computing aims to prepare pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. We recognise that computing is an important tool in both the society we live in and in the process of teaching and learning. Pupils use different tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly and creatively.
They learn how to employ computing to enable access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of sources. Our aim is for all teachers and learners in our school to become confident in computing so that they can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which enables them to use the appropriate resources effectively as powerful tools for teaching and learning.
Aims and Objectives
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can 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.
The head teacher (Miss Peacock) has overall responsibility for the provision of computing whilst the day-to- day implementation of school policy is the responsibility of the computing leader – Mrs. Christopher.