Computing at Springfield
The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Computing curriculum:
Our Approach (Intent)
We believe that a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to be able to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with Mathematics, Science, and Design and Technology. Computing also provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is Computer Science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation; how digital systems work; and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils, are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use; express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. (National Curriculum 2014)
Computing capability is an essential skill for life and enables learners to participate more readily in a rapidly changing world. Using the internet and email, for example, gives them rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures.
Learning about control systems and robots increases children's awareness of many of the operating systems we use to manage our everyday lives. This develops essential life skills they will need in adult life, such as operating a washing machine and other devices.
At Springfield Academy, we will ensure that all pupils and staff gain confidence and the ability to enable them to engage actively with future technological innovations. They will learn about and feel confident in the technological changes that will occur in the 21st century both for their future economic well-being and their own personal development. We believe that every member of our academy community should feel inspired to achieve their full potential in a creative manner. At Springfield, Computing gives our children experiences and chances to be curious and imaginative learners in a way that they would not be able to in the real world.
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How Computing is implemented:
Where can you see the impact of our Computing curriculum?