Statement of Intent for Computing
Through our computing curriculum at Barlborough Primary School we aim to prepare all of our students to embrace and utilise technology in a responsible and safe way, to equip them for an ever-changing digital world. Knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance for children’s futures, both at home and for employment. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.
Our online safety lessons ensure that we develop our children’s resilience when dealing with issues online, along with their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens, making a positive impact online.