Our Intent for Computing at Abbot Alphege Academy
At Abbot Alphege Academy, we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way. We want our pupils to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing and have the skillset and confidence to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace. We want children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent users of technology but through our computing lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving skills by learning how to be ‘computational thinkers’. We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens.
Utilising the Teach Computing Curriculum developed by the NCCE, we will engage all our learners, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with SEN. Equality in education is at the heart of what we do and our Computing Curriculum is aimed to engage all with the intention of closing the gender gap in computing, inspiring girls, as much as boys, to seek careers in computing.
Our progression is informed by Teach Computing’s mixed age planning, with our own amendments, which can be found here: