“Computer science empowers students to create the world of tomorrow.” – Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
Why we teach Computing:
As we live in an ever-increasing digital world, at Adel St John we recognise that computing is an integral part of a child’s education and everyday life. Additionally, we acknowledge that they will rely heavily on their computational confidence and digital skills in order to support their progress within their chosen career paths. We intend to support pupils developing the knowledge and confidence they need to navigate this digital world by providing an engaging, broad and balanced curriculum. We also aim to ensure they understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with online experiences, we want children to develop as respectful, responsible and confident users of technology, aware of measures that can be taken to keep themselves and others safe online.
Our aims for Computing are:
- To instil an enthusiasm and appreciation of Computing via engaging and well-planned lessons, allowing children to use their skills to create and develop new ideas.
- To equip children with the relevant skills and knowledge that is required to understand the three core areas of Computing (Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy).
- To follow a scheme of work, in conjunction with the National Curriculum, which provides progression and a breadth of knowledge across all year groups.
- To identify real world examples and creative challenges in which pupils can explore and extend their understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of Computing.
- To ensure that pupils develop a respectful and responsible attitude towards using information and communication technology, especially with regards to their own and other’s safety.
- To provide a safe space in which pupils can navigate and interact with the digital world.