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Computing

"The only skills that will be important in the 21st century is the skill of learning new skills.  Everything else will become obsolete over time." 

Peter Drucker

Why do we teach Computing (intent)?
  • Preparation for the future

We want to prepare pupils for today's world and the future. Learning about computers is an important skill they will need in their future jobs and to be active in a digital world. This aligns with the national curriculum's aim to ensure that pupils become digitally literate and ready for the future workplace.

  • Building knowledge and skills

We want to give pupils a strong foundation in computing knowledge and skills. This includes understanding the basics of information and how computers work, as well as learning how to write simple programs. This supports the national curriculum's goal to teach the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to apply this through programming.

  • Developing problem-solving skills

The school wants to teach pupils how to solve problems and think like a computer. This helps them design systems and understand what computers can and cannot do. This objective aligns with the national curriculum's focus on developing pupils' ability to think logically, solve problems, and understand computational terms.

  • Fostering digital literacy

·We want our pupils to be confident and safe when using technology. They will learn how to use technology to express themselves and be creative, while also understanding how to stay safe and be responsible online. This matches the national curriculum's aim for pupils to be responsible, competent, confident, and creative users of information and communication technology.

What do we teach?

Click on the link below to see the curriculum overview for Computing.

What is the impact?

Click on the link below to see the impact statement of 2022 - 2023