Mr Hodder is responsible for the computing curriculum at our school.
Digital technology is now at the very heart of our world. We are all connected by the World Wide Web for work, school and social and leisure activities. The internet is ever growing, ever changing, ubiquitous, vital and unavoidable. Learners will be respectful of the power and benefit that the interconnectivity of digital technologies and the internet can bring to users around the world. They will be encouraged to push the boundaries of such technologies whilst staying safe.
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put 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. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
At Cathedral Primary School, we have developed and adapted the Purple Mash scheme of work to ensure our children are suitably equipped for the future.
It is the responsibility of ALL ADULTS to protect children and young people online.
Parents and carers have a clear duty of care to prevent children becoming victims of digital grooming, bullying or online exploitation. Crucial websites for parents and carers who need support with this area: