Computing is an extremely important part of our curriculum. We believe that competence in computing is vital for our pupil’s future lives.
Computing has a great deal to offer the pupils, both in helping the children to enter into and enjoy the curriculum, but also in allowing them to have a feeling of real achievement in mastering a program or electronic device.
As the pupils mature into adults they will also find that computing competence will play an important part in helping them acquire employment, in an ever more technologically demanding workplace.
We use the St Helen’s Computing scheme of work to deliver a curriculum that is innovative, exciting and thorough.
All of our classrooms have access to interactive whiteboards with full broadband access to the internet. These facilities are extremely powerful teaching aids and allow us to run high quality programs for whole class teaching of computing and also to support all other subjects across the curriculum when appropriate. We have very good facilities including a computer suite including thirty-one PCs, a space for the control of electronic models, a 3D printer and sensing equipment. In addition, we have two mobile sets of iPads, a mobile set of laptops and a mobile set of Windows tablets. We even have a radio station! In addition, we have two ICT technicians to provide extra teaching and technical support. In addition we provide free access at home to important ICT programs such as Maths Whizz. This enables our children to practice key skills at home.
We follow the National Curriculum 2014 programmes of study ensuring progression in knowledge, skills and understanding.