Computing at St Peter’s
At St. Peters we recognise and value the use of Computing as a teaching and learning tool for both children and adults and seek to encourage pupils to become autonomous and independent in its use. Computing is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching Computing we aim to equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We aim to develop a whole school approach to Computing that ensures continuity and progression.
- We believe that the rapid development of Information Technology in the home, the workplace and the wider community has had and will continue to have an immense impact on the lives of individuals. Children need to develop a variety of Computing skills, which allow them to explore the power of technology in a purposeful manner.
- We believe that Computing is an important medium for learning and study at all educational levels and that through the effective use of Computing pupils and adults may enhance and extend learning opportunities and provide a powerful and motivating means to improve attainment in all curriculum areas.
- We believe that the effective use of Computing allows pupils to communicate their ideas in a creative manner that reaches out beyond the classroom and which carries with it ethical implications and consequences.
At St Peter’s pupils are taught specific Computing skills within their Computing hour. Pupils also have the opportunity to use Computing within class across a range of subjects. The school has visualisers in each classroom alongside a school set of IPads(please see the list of recommended apps).
Pupils are also taught about how to keep themselves safe on line (e safety).