Computing at Hillary Primary School intends to develop ‘thinkers of the future’ through an aspirational and current education in computing. We want to equip pupils with the knowledge and skills to enable them to become active participants in an ever-evolving digital world.
All our children have the right to rich, deep learning experiences that are balanced by a progressive computing curriculum. We will drive computing forward with strong links to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEMS) and we will provide cultural capital opportunities, showcasing careers of these sorts in the real world.
Safeguarding our children is at the core of everything we do, and internet safety is a large part of this. We are inquisitive about what our children are experiencing online and are actively encouraging our children to be articulate about the advantages and disadvantages associated with online experiences. We want children to develop as respectful, responsible and inquisitive users of technology, aware of measures that can be taken to keep themselves and others safe online. In addition to this, we will also help inform parents of the seriousness of monitoring their children’s use of technology in the home and give them the information and skills they need to ensure that they can protect their children from potential harm.
Beyond teaching computing discreetly, we will give pupils the opportunity to apply and develop what they have learnt across the wider curriculum. It is important to us that the children understand how to use digital technologies to articulate themselves as unique individuals. Ultimately, our desire is for our learners to leave Hillary Primary School as competent users of technology to allow them to thrive in a modern world.