From September 2014 the ICT curriculum was replaced by a new Computing curriculum. This has been developed to equip young people (in England ) with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives.
Through the new programme of study, pupils learn how computers and computer systems work, design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content. Teaching covers: Digital Skills, Digital Literacy, Technology in the World, Technical Understanding and Safe and Responsible Use (eSafety).
Through teaching the curriculum we equip children to participate safely in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information and help pupils develop the skills necessary to use information in a discriminating and effective way. Such skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners.
In addition to (networked) classroom access, children from Nursery to Year 6 have weekly Computing lessons with a specialist teacher in our large and well equipped (networked) facility (The Lodge).