At St John’s we aim to prepare our learners for the future by giving them opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world. Our Growth Mindset approach allows children to take risks when being introduced to new things and explore using their own questions.
Knowledge and understanding ICT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed.
Whilst taught as a stand-alone subject, Computing is also valued as a teaching and learning tool across the curriculum. It significantly enhances teaching and learning in all subjects by enabling rapid access to knowledge, information and experiences from a wide range of sources. We endeavour to teach pupils to be selective in their choice of information sources and to understand that not everything on the internet is valid. We are committed to keeping children safe online and in supporting parents/carers to understand their responsibilities in this area through sharing relevant and useful information.