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What does Computing look like at St. Andrew's?

Curriculum Intent

 At St Andrew’s CofE Primary School, we recognise that Computing is an essential life skill. Therefore, we appreciate how important it is to produce high quality lessons that will equip the children with the life skills needed to communicate effectively and confidently in our ever-widening digital community. We aim to prepare our learners for their future by providing them with the opportunity to gain knowledge and advance skills that will prepare them for a constantly evolving world in which technological advances are a main driving force.

Computing allows our pupils to develop skills in researching, exploring, sharing and presenting information which is of high importance for their future. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in the strands of computing: digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely utilising, as well as understanding, technology.

We promote the safe use of the internet at the core of our Computing curriculum. Our whole school approach to e-safety ensures that we can teach children about staying safe when using the internet as well as how to use the internet in an appropriate manner. It also ensures that pupils themselves know how to behave responsibly online. Through the teaching of Computing, we prepare our children at St Andrew’s for a rapidly changing world that is powered by technology. 
Progression of Skills

Curriculum Drivers