Vision for Computing at Hall Green Primary School
We understand the immense value technology provides not only in supporting the Computing and whole-school curriculum, but over-all in the day-to-day life of our school. We believe that technology should be embraced and accessible by all, regardless of ability.
We believe that technology can provide: enhanced collaborative learning opportunities; better engagement of pupils; easier access to rich content; support conceptual understanding of new concepts and can support the needs of all our pupils.
We aim to develop confident, enthusiastic and skilled users of a broad range of technologies. We aim to equip children to not only be highly capable operators, but also to become developers and innovators themselves. Providing children with a rich and broad experience at school will contribute to essential knowledge that our children will need to prepare them for their future success beyond primary school.
Our curriculum is custom-made to engage learners with a variety of experiences on a range of software and hardware. We aim to enable pupils to gain the skills and confidence they deserve in a well-balanced Computing curriculum, complimented by strong cross-curricular links.
Our curriculum is taught weekly or fortnightly, depending on the needs of the children. Staff consider whether a single or a double lesson will better allow the children to delve into a unit. Children access units that have been organised to ensure that children cover all strands of computing with a regular and relevant, much-needed focus on Online Safety.
Measuring the impact of our provision allows for changes to be made, where necessary. Assessment on O-Track, evidence books, pupil voice, planning and national advice all contribute to the measurement of impact and the next steps forward.