Subject Leader - Mrs J Crellin
Computing Curriculum Intent Statement
At St. Pius X we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum which encourages children to be masters of technology and not slaves to it.
Our ambitious and evolving computing curriculum fulfils the National Curriculum requirements and we use various resources to aid our delivery of the objectives. Our scheme of work is coherently planned, sequenced and has rigorous progression to enable children to use technology positively, responsibly and safely while applying the knowledge and skills required to succeed in life and to become skilful computer scientists. Our skills progression allows teaching and learning of computing to be easily adapted to meet the needs of all our pupils. Computing has meaningful links to all other core and foundation subjects and we encourage all staff to embed computing skills across the curriculum to make learning interactive, creative and fun. As a Catholic school our faith underpins our key teachings and pupils learn the importance of caring for and appreciating God's world, including our local area. Our core Gospel Values are golden threads of our computing scheme: we aim to develop the children’s service to use technology responsibly, positively and safely; compassion to be patient and considerate of others and hope to be creative and holistic thinkers. This approach helps to expand our pupils social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
Our computing curriculum not only develops our pupils educationally, but we plan experiences to develop our children's cultural capital such as STEM Week, Lego League and visits from C-STEM.
National Curriculum Coverage
At the end of each term, staff will assess each computing topic area against assessment statements directly onto ScholarPack.