At St. Edward’s Academy Cheddleton, our aim through the computing curriculum is to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way.
We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and be aware of the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing. We want children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities.
We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent users of technology but through our computer lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving skills by learning how to be ‘computational thinkers’.
We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as responsible digital citizens within their community but also as members of a local, national and wider global community.