ICT

 

Computing

Computing equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world

Intent: the computing curriculum will ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop computational thinking and creativity to become digitally literate citizens in an evolving world.  
  • Learn to be safe and responsible online.  
  • Develop skills in coding to create their own programs as well as a growing digital confidence with transferrable skills that they will be use across the curriculum and in the next stages of their lives.

 

[Pupils’ version]

I will the develop skills, confidence and understanding necessary to make the most of an evolving digital world

When online, I am responsible, respectful and the follow e-safety rules.

 


Implementation

Teachers will:

  • Plan and deliver lessons to ensure that all pupils learn the importance of being responsible and safe online, understanding the legal and moral implications in order to minimize the risk to themselves and others;
  •  Ensure the curriculum focusses on the progression and continuity of skills over time to help pupils develop skills in coding for a range of practical and inventive purposes; 
  • Develop effective pedagogy to teach pupils with their own or shared devices; both in class and remotely;
  • Ensure the curriculum planning covers appropriate software packages such as Microsoft Office and Goggle Suite.
  • Ensure that real-word practical application and career guidance are at the heart of the delivery;
  • Embed opportunities for pupils communicate their ideas and processes
  • Carefully monitor pupils progress against key milestones and take swift actions to support those who fall behind
  • Celebrate pupils’ work through classroom displays, school exhibitions and competitions throughout the GLC and the wider community;

 

Impact

Pupils will:

  • Understand and follow the E-Safety rules and to keep them safe online in order to be a responsible and respectful digital citizen;
  • Be confident when using applications, programs and in various settings throughout their lives;
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude when engaging with technology and its associated resources;
  • Have the skills of a digital citizen and as a result, will achieve well.