Computing & Information Technology
All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23.
At Waverley Abbey School, it is our aim to prepare children with the skills and knowledge needed to be active participants in an ever changing digital world. Our approach to computing aims to develop a growth-mindset in our pupils with increasingly ambitious challenges as they master the various strands of computing. We equip pupils with the skills vital for their future prospects and to achieve their goals. At Waverley Abbey, we understand that pupils are unique and come to school with their own experiences of computing. Our teaching approach is able to support those who need it, and stretch those who are most able. All pupils develop key skills in computer science, information technology, digital literacy and online safety. This prepares them for their future education and the endless possibilities that the world can offer them.
Children at Waverley Abbey learn to understand how technology works and apply it to solve a range of problems. Our curriculum enables pupils to solve a range of programming problems, understand Internet technologies and express themselves creatively using technology. Computing ensures pupils become digitally literate, to use and express themselves through information technology.
Our school follows the UK Council for Internet Safety’s framework for Education for a Connected World, which means that each child is taught to use the Internet in a safe and respectful way. Children will be confident in their knowledge of what precautions to take to stay safe online and where to seek assistance.
As well as an air-conditioned computing room equipped with a class set of computers, the school has tablets, laptops, classroom PCs and a range of other digital devices. All computers in the school are connected to the school network, with Wi-Fi available across the school.
At Waverley Abbey, we teach computing in order to provide children with the skills needed to be successful in the digital age. These skills will equip the children to become adults who have the freedom to access a range of careers, including those available now and those which are yet to be created. A respectful understanding of using digitals tools, will enable the children to become responsible adults who engage positively with society. The computing curriculum will enhance learning across the school, with strong links to the PSHE curriculum, literacy and mathematical problem-solving. As a school, we will provide education for a connected world, which will teach the children to be responsible citizens, as well as understanding their online identity and complex issues such as copyright and digital ownership. The children will learn to care for their friends and the wider community with the same school values that are taught throughout the school. Our computing curriculum provides children with the building blocks of skills and knowledge that will enable them to progress through the school, building on their previous learning.
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