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Curriculum Vision – Computing

“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.”

–   National Curriculum, Computing

At South Walney Junior School we have a clear, coherent vision for our art curriculum.

We recognise that pupils are living in a rapidly changing world, in which computing is playing an ever-increasing role. We also understand the immense value technology plays in supporting the whole school curriculum and in the day-to-day life of our school, and believe that technology can provide: enhanced collaborative learning opportunities; better engagement of pupils; easier access to rich content whilst supporting the needs of all our pupils. We aim, therefore, to equip children with the skills to adapt to new technology and to give them confidence to use computing to further their learning and assist them in everyday life.

South Walney Junior School seeks to develop computing skills of pupils in order to promote independent learning and improve the quality of children’s work across the curriculum, enhancing and enriching the learning process. We will deliver an IT and Computing curriculum which is accessible to all and will maximise the outcomes for every child, so that they; know more, remember more, understand more.

Aims of the SWJS Computing Curriculum:

• To develop individual IT and Computing capability and understanding

• To ensure all children know how to stay safe online

• To enhance teaching and learning in other areas of the curriculum

• To develop computing as a tool for learning and investigation

• To equip pupils with the knowledge, skills and confidence to use IT throughout their education and beyond into their field of work

• To emphasise the potential and the necessity of computing in everyday life

• To inspire interest in new technologies

We believe we have an inspirational, ambitious and coherently planned knowledge-rich computing and IT curriculum.   Our curriculum aims to be transformative, raising computing aspirations.  We want to deliver a curriculum that will break the cycle of disadvantage that traps some of our pupils and computing can help them overcome adversity. 

Our Computing curriculum is underpinned by our core principles, using the mnemonic SAFE:

A Supportive school

helping children to Achieve

And Flourish

On a foundations of Excellence