Our Vision for Computing at Lee Common CE School
“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.”
“It’s not that we use technology, we live technology.”
We recognise that Computing at Lee Common is a vital part of the school curriculum which equips our children with the skills to become successful citizens. We invest in technology so that children feel confident and skilled in their use of it. Children can access a variety of devices (computers, laptops, tablets, interactive whiteboards.) and we try to keep up to date with evolving technology and software. Staff feel confident in their delivery of lessons due to regular and up to date training. They use IT as a tool in the classroom, effectively modelling its use in a variety of situations.
Skills are taught discretely, with opportunities to then further develop and apply them with use of tablets and laptops. The curriculum is fluid so that it changes to support the learning, needs and passions of the children. Apps and programs are in line with the needs of the children. Dedicated hardware supports children with additional needs, including for language translation. Opportunities for Computing are woven throughout the curriculum. For example, computing links closely with PSE and RHE. Teaching of online safety ensures children develop a solid understanding of how to keep themselves safe online.
Learning in computing is enjoyed across the school. Teachers have high expectations and quality evidence is presented in a variety of forms. Children use digital and technological vocabulary accurately, alongside a progression in their technical skills. Technology is ever changing and evolving. Through teaching computing we equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. Our children see the digital world as part of their world, extending beyond school, and understand that they have choices to make. They are confident and respectful digital citizens, going on to lead happy and healthy digital lives.