At Holy Trinity, it is our intention to provide a broad and balanced computing curriculum, which encompasses the three core areas of computing - computer science, information technology and digital literacy. We want all pupils to be digitally literate and competent users of technology and through our computer science based lessons we also want them to develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving skills by learning how to be effective ‘computational thinkers’. We want all pupils to become confident and competent users of technology who understand how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely.
Therefore, a wide range of computing lessons are taught regularly and build upon previous skills, knowledge and experiences. Our computing curriculum aims to give all pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way. We believe that computing helps to prepare pupils for life in 21st century Britain, encouraging them to develop a greater understanding of technology and the technological world around them. We aim to provide a high-quality computing education to help pupils understand the pivotal role technology plays in their lives and equip them to participate in a rapidly changing digital world.
Computing is taught through the framework of the 2014 National curriculum. Our computing curriculum long term plan has been specifically designed to include the highest quality content and resources available, incorporating unit plans from the National Centre for Computing Educations’ Teach Computing Curriculum and using other resources where appropriate. This ensures that our curriculum offering is based on the latest pedagogical research and also makes best use of a range of resources available online. At the same time, we have also worked hard to ensure that our curriculum is tailored to meet the unique context of our school. Computing lessons are taught discreetly, although linking into other subject areas where possible.