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ICT Curriculum "ICT unlocks the value of time"

Lead: Miss J Wagstaff

Our intent is based on the National Curriculum. We want to ensure our quality of education is exceptional to allow pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with

We want the core of computing curriculum to be 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.

We also want our pupils to 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. This means a high focus on keeping safe online in our curriculum and an understanding of how to use ICT responsibly.

Implementation

Essential Knowledge

The connected nature of devices (networking, coding, systems)

Competency in coding for different purposes

Essential Skills

Connect and communicate with others safely and respectfully ethically

Communicate with others using applications and devices

Collect, organise and manipulate data effectively

We use the Rising Stars Switched On Computing scheme of work to help frame the national curriculum objectives and ensure a high degree of challenge for learners. This scheme delivers blocks of learning that build on what has been taught in previous years and ensure a wide range of coverage of the key strands within the ICT curriculum. We invest heavily in our ICT infrastructure. Pupils can access Ipads, laptops and Virtual Realty Headsets. We also reinforce pupils basic ICT skills elsewhere in our curriculum such as through literacy lessons or by using ICT as a research tool in other foundation subjects. Pupil voice features heavily in our curriculum offer with our digital leaders who often deliver e safety assemblies to help raise awareness. we utilise regular visitors into school to support our work on ICT and also run parent E Safety workshops in conjunction with the NSPCC. Our school website also carries advice and support to help parents keeps their children safe outside of school.