At Worple we understand that technology will play an increasingly important role in our student’s lives. We want to educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely, and our curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school we use our curriculum to model positive use.
At Worple our intent is, through the computing curriculum,
- To teach children the skills to become independent, learners, willing to take risks to explore their ideas further
- To embed computing across the whole curriculum to make it relevant and useful
- To inspire children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.
- To equip children with the tools to be digitally literate in their future workplaces.
- To instill an understanding of respect and responsibility when using technology in order to use it confidently and safely.
- To allow children to be creators of technology not just consumers.
Our curriculum is delivered mainly through Teach Computing which allows us to develop and promote computing as an evidence-informed school subject. Lessons are taught both discreetly and within other subjects to allow skills to be applied and embedded in line with the National Curriculum.
- Children have the opportunity to develop computer programs to solve problems in a range of contexts.
- Children are taught the principles of information and computation; how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
- Children learn and practice the skills to be digitally literate; to be able to choose and present information in a range of different ways.
- Children have access to the hardware and software needed to develop these skills.
- Aspects of E-safety are an integral part of our computing curriculum.
Our children will leave Worple as confident, responsible and creative users of technology; able to select and apply their skills safely and effectively. They will have the tools and knowledge to adapt in an increasingly complex digital workplace where they will have the capacity to create and inspire.