Computing & E-Safety
At Outwoods Primary School, we aim to deliver a high-quality computing education to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.
We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Our knowledge rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists.
At Outwoods, we provide a clear and effective scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum. This will be kept up to date with the continually changing digital world to ensure engagement from all pupils and to ensure it is relevant. They need to encounter and be confident to embrace new technology and to exploit the opportunities it presents responsibly. It also enables them to explore other subjects differently, enhancing their understanding of those subjects and broadening their knowledge.
Computing lessons will be practical and hands-on, in which students will be given the opportunity to explore a range of up-to-date technologies and software. Alongside our weekly allocated computing lessons, there may be incidental lessons to keep computing and e-safety relevant as things occur in the technological world. All staff embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible.
Our computing curriculum will also prepare pupils to live safely in an increasingly digital British society. This will be achieved through half-termly e-safety lessons and termly assessments. Also, we share monthly newsletters to provide up-to-date e-safety advice for parents and children, in order to keep our children safe online.