Computing

Computing

Computing at St. Mary’s enriches and supports all aspects of our school’s curriculum. Children’s learning should be made more rewarding and inspirational through the use of computing technology. Confidence and progress in computing skills are essential in order for children to maximise learning in the wider curriculum and to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing technological world. The school’s teaching is creative, using computers which provide innovative experiences that would either be less inspiring or impossible without them. The school’s staff are equipped and trained in order that they feel confident in using computers effectively in their teaching and wider professional role. The school’s computing resources are as up to date, relevant and extensive as possible.

At St. Mary’s it is our aim to equip all children with the experience and skills that they will use in a rapidly changing technological world. Learners in our environment are confident and independent in their use of computing to solve problems across the curriculum.

 

The computing curriculum at St. Mary’s is defined by the following objectives:

  • To enable all children to use computing with purpose and enjoyment;
  • To meet the requirements of the national curriculum and enable all children to reach the highest possible standards of achievement;
  • To ensure children have a growing awareness of how computing is used in the world around them;
  • To ensure computing is used to support problem solving and learning across the curriculum;
  • To ensure that staff and children understand the capabilities, advantages, risks and limitations of computing and consider the implications of its development for society;
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of our pupils;
  • To support all staff in making effective use of computing at a professional level.

 

e-Safety

e-Safety encompasses the safe use of all computing and internet technologies, electronic and wireless communications such as mobile phones and hand held devices, as well as collaboration tools and personal publishing. It highlights the need to educate pupils about the benefits and risks of using technology whilst providing safeguards to enable users to control their online experience. St. Mary’s has its own e‑Safety Policy which should be read in conjunction with our Computing Policy.

To go to our dedicated e-Safety section of our website please click the link below:

e-Safety section

 

Further information

For further information about Computing at St. Mary’s please read our school policy:

⇒ Policy for Computing – sorry this policy is currently unavailable – please check back soon!

For further information about e-Safety at St. Mary’s please read our school policy:

Policy for e-Safety

GOV.UK provides documents from the Department for Education relating to the National Curriculum’s statutory programmes of study for Computing. Please click the link below to explore:

⇒ GOV.UK National Curriculum: Computing

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