Computing Curriculum Statement of Intent

At Boreham Primary School we understand that Computing and the use of technology is central to the education of all children. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we ensure that all pupils are given the skills and knowledge that they must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in the digital world. Pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, IPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practice and build on the skills they learn through our curriculum. A high-quality computing education equips pupils for life and ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Aims and Impact

The Computing curriculum at Boreham Primary School aims to:

 Build a computing curriculum that develops pupil learning and understanding of digital technologies and their uses in the world around them.

 Ensure that all pupils are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of a range of digital technologies.

 Give children access to a range of digital technologies and experiences.

 Enable pupils to analyse and solve problems in computational terms, using knowledge developed from repeated practical experience with coding.

 Ensure that ensure children’s computing experiences are progressive, coherent and relevant as they move through the school.

 Enable all learners to evaluate different technologies and digital information sources, identifying their purpose, potential bias/risk, and benefits.

 Ensure pupils can apply their Computing skills and knowledge to their learning across the curriculum.

 Enable pupils to explore their attitudes towards digital technology and its value to them and society in general. (For example, to learn about issues of security, confidentiality and accuracy.)

 Prepare pupils to live safely and positively in an increasingly digital society.

 Use Computing to keep parents informed of all aspects of school life

 Support staff so that they are able to adapt to the continually changing challenges presented by Computing and in so doing ensure that our pupils receive a Computing education in line with their ability, access and needs.

The impact of this being that all children leaving Boreham Primary School will be digitally literate, and able to live safely within a digital society.

Further Information

For further information about our Computing curriculum, please click on the links below:

Computing Overview

Computing Progression

Computing Policy