Subject Leaders: Ms Harding (Curriculum) and Mr Taylor (E-Safety)
Mr Taylor and Ms Harding together bring a great deal of experience to this important subject area. Mr Taylor is a member of the wider leadership team and has been been the E-Safety lead for a number of years. Ms Harding (QTS) joined our school in April 2018 and had lead computing in her previous roles and has done an excellent job in developing this curriculum area. Together, Mr Taylor and Ms Harding ensure that the pupils, staff and parents are kept up to date with key technological and safety matters relating to the digital word that we now live.
Computing at Blenheim
Computing is an integral part of our lives and technology is constantly changing. At Blenheim Primary School, computing is taught to all pupils to give them the skills and confidence to use technology safely and responsibly. We are training our pupils to become responsible digital citizens with a strong regard to E-Safety and cyber-awareness. Computing is fun and purposeful but is also challenging. Computing is embedded into all areas of the curriculum to enhance children’s learning and to help develop them to become independent learners.
Computing is an integral part of everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. Primary schools in the E21C Trust will provide our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing. Each child will be able to use the Internet in a safe and respectful way. They will understand the necessary precautions to take, to stay safe and know where to seek help. No child will feel threatened or unsafe whilst using the Internet at school or at home. Children will also utilise the Internet efficiently to enhance their learning of all subjects. The school will provide a rich bank of curriculum-based resources for children and parents to access at home. Standards of attainment across the school will exceed that which is expected of our children nationally. The school will utilise up-to-date technology to achieve these outstanding results across all year groups. Children will be able to write and debug code successfully and with confidence, using a variety of languages. Extra-curricular groups will foster passion and creativity for computing. All staff will be confident users and teachers of all relevant software and hardware available.
All members of the school community will contribute to the school’s online presence. Our school website and social media pages will showcase the excellent work being carried out by our children.
Progression of Skills, Knowledge and Understanding