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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

'For every future, for every child'

Computing

 

Intent

 

As a school we recognise that we are in one of the most deprived areas in the country. However, we have specific aspirations for our pupils and many of these revolve around the fact that we will never accept that where a child starts determines where they will finish in education or in life. 

We aim to follow the National Curriculum. We believe it gives our pupils the knowledge and skills they need to be successful.

Our intention is that our overall curriculum will provide opportunities and experiences that will foster and inspire children to be independent learners who are also:

 

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, are curious, take risks and make progress and achieve. ‘Tinkering’ with software and programmes helps build confidence nd competence and we encourage this.
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives within their online interactions
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society, in this case by becoming digitally competent  and developing the skills that will eventually lead to workplace employment in an increasingly technological world.

 

All of these aims ring true for our Computing curriculum. One of our curriculum drivers is OPPORTUNITY. We aim to create opportunity specifically for pupils that they may not be able to access outside of these walls due to the financial implications involved, especially related to the purchase and progression of technology. For that reason our computing curriculum contains a great deal of programming  -the component that is least accessible to pupils when outside of school –. We also ensure that Online Safety is regularly revisited so that pupils understand how to be safe online.

 

 

 

Please click to find out how we teach computing at St Gregory's

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