The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery, Leinster Rd, Basildon, SS15 5NQ
Computing Vision Statement
What is the vision for Computing at The Phoenix Primary School and Nursery?
At The Phoenix Primary School and Nursery, our vision for Computing is to develop understanding of computing science and to ensure that all children are 'digitally literate' so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through digital technology. Furthermore, our children will be able to use these skills to enhance their learning in other curriculum areas. We intend to provide all of our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing. 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, where, if they so wish, they can be the future developers of software, graphic designers and digital engineers. The curriculum will motivate them to use technology at its best and help them develop lifelong transferable skills through promoting curiosity, confidence and creativity whilst inspiring challenges.
It is for the generations to come that we must strive to create a better world. There is no better way to invest in a bright, clean, and sustainable future than to teach our children how they can enjoy all the benefits technology brings without harming our planet. Moreover, by giving our children the vital lessons of responsible use of technology we are teaching them to:
Finally, Computing is seen as a discipline that is open to all; regardless of ability, gender, cultural background or ethnicity.
How is this vision for Computing to be achieved?
Children who take part in Computing lessons will:
How does the school know if the Computing curriculum has been effective?
Firstly, children will be prepared for both future education and careers, with a bank of computing skills and knowledge. The Computing curriculum will ensure that they will be confident when using technology and be able to achieve their desired goals Furthermore, Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving, with implications for liberty, the rule of law, freedom of expression and personal safety.
Children shall be assessed, according to the assessment criteria set out in the scheme of work, at the end of each unit of study. In addition, children shall be assessed against the National Curriculum at the end of each term.