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‘A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.’ NC computing
At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough lakes, we understand the importance of technology in a rapidly changing society. As it has always been, the children of today will develop and use the technologies of tomorrow. Therefore, we need to foster their basic knowledge and understanding of the technologies that they use today. We acknowledge that the children that are within our school are native to the opportunities provided by technologies such as tablets, computers and smartphones. Consequently, we must work to ensure that they put these opportunities to good use, in order for them to live happy, safe and successful lives.
Intent, Implementation and Impact
- 1: To ensure that children access an engaging and effective curriculum that develops pupil’s knowledge and understanding of ICT and computer science in line with the National Curriculum.
- 2: To prepare pupils to live safely in an increasingly digital British society.
Access to resources which aid in the acquisition of skills and knowledge.
- Children have access to the hardware (computers, tablets, programmable equipment) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications.
Access to quality first teaching within the strands of Digital Literacy, Information and Communication Technology and Computer Science.
- Computing is taught every week in every year group throughout the academic year.
- Teachers, through effective assessment, adapt provision to meet the individual needs within their class.
A learning environment that enriches, promotes and celebrates learning within the strands of Digital Literacy, Information and Communication Technology and Computer Science.
- Computing within the curriculum is evident in classrooms and around school.
Opportunities to apply their learning across the curriculum.
- Opportunities for the safe use of digital systems are considered in wider curriculum planning.
Clear parental Communication
- Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise and further information/support is provided if required.
Opportunities to explore the concept of online safety
- Digital literacy and online safety will be the central focus of teaching at the beginning of every term. In addition, the school will celebrate Safer Internet Day in the Spring Term of the academic year.
- Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving.
- Children will be able to apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty when using digital systems.
- Children will be able to show this in their work and in discussion.