As Computing is an increasing part of life today it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and challenging technological world. Computing at Parkside will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation and social skills.
Our aim is to ensure that all pupils:
· Can design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
· Use logical reasoning to explain how algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
· Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. We ensure that children are aware of the possible risks when using the internet by making e-safety a regular part of Computing lessons and through whole school assemblies and visits from outside agencies
· Can select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content.
· Understand computer networks, including the internet, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
The learning environment should contribute to the development of these skills and we will always endeavour to provide access to suitable, up to date equipment and emerging technologies. We have a computing suite with 30 computers and a teaching whiteboard. Every classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and we have iPads for each year group. We subscribe to National Online Safety who provide comprehensive online safety training to pupils, parents/carers, staff and governors.