Subject Leader - Mrs Shackleton



At St Joseph’s we believe a high-quality computing education equips learners to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing is a subject that prepares learners for a range of careers. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively,  responsibly and safely. We ensure pupils are aware of how to stay safe online. Are versatile, confident and skilled to use technology to support their learning creatively across the curriculum. Are able to use a wide range of technology to express themselves and communicate digitally



At St. Joseph’s, computing is taught using a blocked curriculum approach. This ensures children are able to develop depth in their knowledge and skills over the duration of each of their computing topics. Teachers use the planning create by the Innovation Centre as a starting point for the planning of their computing lessons, which are often richly linked to engaging contexts in other subjects and topics. Knowledge and skills are mapped across each topic and year group to ensure systematic progression. We have a class set of Chrome Books and a set of ipads to ensure that all year groups have the opportunity to use a range of devices and programs for many purposes across the wider curriculum, as well as in discrete computing lessons. The implementation of the curriculum also ensures a balanced coverage of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. The children will have experiences of all three strands in each year group, but the subject knowledge imparted becomes increasingly specific and in depth, with more complex skills being taught, thus ensuring that learning is built upon.



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