A high-quality computing education allows pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We envision all children to be confident and creative in their use of computing and it is our role to help ensure that we deliver lessons that provide the children with the opportunities to achieve this.
We have planned a computing curriculum that is sequential—building upon existing knowledge and skills which provides children with opportunities that develop their Digital Literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science knowledge.
The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems and applications work, and how to apply 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. Underpinning this is regular learning regarding digital literacy and online safety—ensuring children are confident in how to stay safe and understand how to navigate the online world with confidence.