At Churchfields Primary School we understand that a high-quality computing education is essential for pupils to understand modern information and communication technologies (ICT). We will provide an enjoyable and rigorous curriculum that addresses the opportunities and challenges offered by the technologically rich world in which we live.
We will equip our pupils with the crucial knowledge needed to be successful, so they can apply this knowledge and develop skills and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. They will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content. They will use these skills to become responsible, competent, confident and creative participants of an increasingly digital world and have a solid foundation on which to build in the next phase of their education.
We will ensure that our pupils enjoy and have equal access to technology, regardless of their background or educational need. This includes giving Ipads to children in year 5 and 6.
We recognise our particular duty to equip our vulnerable pupils, including those in care and those with special educational needs, with the confidence and skills to navigate online environments and to protect themselves online should they be targeted for exploitation by adults. We also seek to address the ‘digital divide’ between households by ensuring that all pupils have access not only to an excellent curriculum which encourages digital literacy and critical thinking but also to a range of technology at school to support their learning.