We believe that IT, computer science and digital literacy are essential life skills that are necessary for children to fully participate in the modern digital world allowing them to become creators, rather than just consumers. We aim to prepare children for technology and jobs that don’t exist in the current world by developing their confidence, flexibility and ability to take risks. Children will be able to communicate and present information in new ways, helping them understand, access and use it more readily.
Our knowledge rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for children to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our children become skilful computer scientists. We also recognise that technology can allow children to share their learning in creative ways and collaborate with others, both inside and outside of school. We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible.
We want children to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school we utilise technology (especially social media and online learning platforms) to model positive use. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology and social media is through education.
Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in their lives and futures. Therefore, we want to model and educate our children on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely through a broad and ambitious curriculum.