Computing Leader: Mrs A. Coyle
ICT and Computing are changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching Computing we equip pupils to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for pupils to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling pupils to be confident, creative and independent learners.
The aims of Computing are to enable pupils:
•to develop Computing capability in finding, selecting and using information;
•to use ICT and Computing for effective and appropriate communication;
•to monitor and control events both real and imaginary;
•to apply hardware and software to creative and appropriate uses of information;
•to apply their Computing skills and knowledge to their learning in other areas;
•to use their ICT and Computing skills to develop their language and communication skills;
•to explore their attitudes towards ICT and Computing and its value to them and society in general. For example, to learn about issues of security, confidentiality and accuracy;
•to teach and deliver Computing in line with the Christian ethos and values of the school.