Computing & IT
IT is an important part of everyday life and we believe it is important to enable children to develop their skills and understanding in using the tools available efficiently and effectively whilst being supported to be safe on line and act responsibility.
- Inspire children to learn about themselves and their place in the global community.
- Aspire to be challenging, relevant and meaningful.
- Achieve the best outcomes for every child.
Intent: At Westbury Leigh we aim to develop and support every child in achieving their best in computing by building on their prior knowledge and experience, inspiring their learning through inspirational and engaging activities and linking this to the best things in their locality and world. We want children to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave primary school computer literate. 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. We intend to build a computing curriculum that prepares pupils to live safely in an increasingly digital British society where pupils can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
Implementation: We will ensure all staff understand the context for the learning and the disciplines within computing so that learning takes place in a meaningful context and ensuring it is revised frequently so all children, no matter their starting point or background, make consistently good progress. This will be by:
- A clear and effective, bespoke cross curricular scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum. Teaching and learning should facilitate progression across all key stages within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science
- Access to resources which aid in the acquisition of skills and knowledge.
- Children will have access to the hardware (computers, tablets, programmable equipment) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications
- A clear and effective scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum.
- Teaching and learning should facilitate progression across all key stages within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science. Children will have the opportunity to explore and respond to key issues such as digital communication, cyber-bullying, online safety, security, plagiarism and social media.
- Wider Curriculum links and opportunities for the safe use of digital systems are considered in wider curriculum planning.
- The importance of online safety is shown through displays within the learning environment
- Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise and further information/support is provided if required.
- As well as opportunities underpinned within the scheme of work, children will also spend time further exploring the key issues associated with online safety.
- Children will be confident users of technology, able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school.
- Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving.
- Children will be able to apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty when using digital systems.
RRS Article 28 - You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.