Here at St. Bartholomew’s, we promote a programme of study within Computing that prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. This is achieved through a progressive, skills-based approach, based upon the National Curriculum.
Purpose of study – National Curriculum (NC), 2014
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world
Follow this link for a more detailed coverage of the full NC ‘Programme of study’.
Our school is committed to nurturing pupils’ curiosity and creativity, as well as preparing them for living in a modern world where technology is rapidly changing and advancing. Each class has access to our computer suite filled with 33 desktop computers as well as having access to a number of iPads, desktop computers and netbooks which can be used within each classroom to aid our curriculum. With financial support from FOSBA (The Parent Body) we are constantly looking for ways to improve our hardware.
We provide the opportunity for the children to apply their knowledge and skills by creating unique pieces of work, using a range of different technology, to accomplish a given outcome. All of the skills and techniques that we teach increase the pupil’s competence in the use of IT and promotes initiative and independent learning, and allows them to be able to make informed judgements about when and where to use computing to best effect.
Useful E-Safety links for parents:-
Please follow this link to our e-safety and remote learning information :E-Safety & Remote Learning Information
The documents listed below, build on the National Curriculum and summary information here and provide a more detailed view of our expectations and intent for the provision of this subject, including curriculum coverage.