We want our pupils to be independent and forward thinkers of technology. We aim to model and educate our pupils’ on how to use technology that reflects our school rules; being safe, responsible and respectful. When teaching computing, we equip children with the skills required to use computers effectively to enable them to maximise their potential. To do so, we deploy teaching strategies through the Purple Mash scheme of work that promotes resilience, independence, critical thinking, communication skills and problem solving. We intend on delivering a broad curriculum which encourages a love of learning for children within a progressive sequence. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice when accessing technology. We aim to keep our pupils’ safe by delivering a high-quality online safety curriculum, which is embedded in our computing curriculum and PSHE curriculum. As technology develops, so does the need for a better understanding of how to use it in a responsible manner. The education of online safety is therefore essential, to ensure our pupils are equipped with the skills to recognise risks online, to be critically aware of the materials and content they access, and how to also keep themselves safe online.
We recognise that computing unlocks pathways for children to be inquisitive individuals and provides a balance of structure and a canvas for digital artists to share their learning in creative ways. We understand that accessibility opportunities for hardware, software and unplugged resources, either in school or from home, creates equality for all children and our knowledge rich curriculum aims to cultivate a community of computer-skilled scientists. We aspire for our children to take pride in their work and to become competent learners, with a varied range of tools that best expresses their understanding. Upon leaving Bramley St Peter’s, we aim for children to become confident users of computing and be responsible digital citizens who are ready to meet the challenges of their digital future.
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