“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow. John Dewey philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer
Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.
At Our Lady’s Bishop Eton Catholic Primary School we have a clear and simple vision: our children should be ONLINE-SAFE, ONLINE-INSPIRED and ONLINE-CONFIDENT and our curriculum is planned so as to ensure our children:
- Have the skills they will need in a world of rapidly-changing technology
- Are able to use that technology safely and securely not only in computing but across the whole curriculum.
- Are confident in using code and can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including logic, algorithms and data representation, and that when coding, our children can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- Can effectively communicate and can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- Able to connect with others responsibly and are competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
Our school has a purpose built IT suite with up-to-date software which allows the children to access all areas of the curriculum. We also have numerous laptops and portable devices which allow the children to continue their learning in the classroom. Each class is also fitted with an Interactive Whiteboard which the teachers use to enhance their lesson delivery. The school also owns other devices such as Micro-bits, microphones, robotics and the latest green screen technology.
The school also enjoys the support of MGL (Mersey Grid Limited) who help us to deliver a purposeful curriculum. MGL have provided with us with a scheme of work and we also benefit from fortnightly visits from a member of the curriculum team who delivers computing lessons and provides the staff support to help them develop their skills. We also have access to specialist equipment such as robotics, virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing and various subscription websites.