Intent

At All Saints and St Margaret’s, we believe that knowing how to use computers and understanding how they work are key life skills which are necessary for the children to become digitally literate and participate fully in the modern world. We recognise that pupils are entitled to a broad and balanced computing education and we encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible for all children. We follow a structured approach to teaching computing where each unit of work builds on the children’s prior knowledge. Teachers adapt ideas from the Teach Computing curriculum for their lessons which cover computer science, information technology and digital literacy. The Teach Computing scheme has been developed by the National Centre for Computing Education which has an excellent reputation for providing computing resources for schools. We cover a range of computing areas: computer systems and networks; creating media; data and information; and programming.