Statement of intent
At St Peter’s we understand the importance of being active participants in a digital world and encourage all our pupils to work collaboratively to use technology effectively, safely and creatively. We aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish.
We want our children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child.
Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through our computing lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Our St Peter’s vision for computing
• Provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable computing curriculum for all pupils
• Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programme of study for computing
• Use technology and computing skills as tools to enhance learning throughout the curriculum
• To respond to new developments in technology
• To equip pupils with the confidence and capability to use technology and computing skills throughout their later life
• To enhance learning in other areas of the curriculum using technology and computing skills
• To develop understanding of how to use technology and computing skills safely and responsibly
The 2014 National Curriculum for Computing states that; “A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.”