Our Vision for Computing
At St Mary’s we understand clearly our responsibility in preparing children for their next stage of education and for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, laying the foundations so that they can take their place successfully in modern British society and the wider world. As opportunities in technology based companies increase, it becomes ever more important that the children are fully computer literate when they leave school.
Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, both at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this ‘digital world’. We hope that our new computing curriculum will equip pupils with the foundation skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. Through the new programme of study for computing, they will learn how computers and computer systems work, design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.