Intent and Implementation
At Town Field Primary School, we are proud of our commitment to high standards; aim to provide each and every child with a rich and memorable learning journey and ensure that they have access to a curriculum that champions excellence and supports all pupils in achieving to the very best of their abilities.
Furthermore, we understand the immense value technology plays not only in supporting the Computing and whole school curriculum but the part it plays in supporting our children in an ever-changing digital world; helping them to foster a love of learning, be successful life-long learners and confident, responsible individuals.
In delivering the National Curriculum, we believe that technology can provide: enhanced collaborative learning opportunities; better engagement of pupils; easier access to rich content; support conceptual understanding of new concepts and can support the needs of all our pupils.
- Provide an exciting, rich, relevant and challenging Computing curriculum for all pupils.
- Teach pupils to become responsible, respectful and competent users of data, information and communication technology.
- Provide technology solutions for forging better home and school links.
- Enthuse and equip children with the capability to use technology throughout their lives.
- Teach pupils to understand the importance of governance and legislation regarding how information is used, stored, created, retrieved, shared and manipulated.
- Utilise computational thinking beyond the Computing curriculum.
- Give children access to a variety of high-quality hardware, software and unplugged resources.
- Equip pupils with skills, strategies and knowledge that will enable them to reap the benefits of the online world, whilst being able to minimise risk to themselves or others.
- Use technology imaginatively and creatively to inspire and engage all pupils, as well as using it to be more efficient in the tasks associated with running an effective school.
- Exceed the minimum government recommended/statutory guidance for programmes of study for Computing and other related legislative guidance (online safety).
- Instil critical thinking, reflective learning and a ‘can do’ attitude for all our pupils, particularly when engaging with technology and its associated resources.
- Our online safety policy (part of our safeguarding policy) clearly states how monitoring of online safety is undertaken and any incidents/infringements to it are dealt with.
- Filtering and monitoring systems for all our online access.
- Data policies which stipulate how we keep confidential information secure.
At Town Field, we have chosen the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work from Reception to Year 6. The scheme of work supports our teachers in delivering fun and engaging lessons, which help to raise standards and allow all pupils to achieve to their full potential. We are confident that the scheme of work more than adequately meets the national vision for Computing. It provides immense flexibility, strong cross-curricular links and integrates perfectly with the 2Simple Computing Assessment Tool. Furthermore, it gives excellent supporting material for less confident teachers.
Safeguarding: Online safety
Online safety has a high profile at Town Field Primary School for all stakeholders.
Our Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work ensures that online safety is wovem throughout all computing lessons to ensure that all pupils understand the improtance of keeping themselves and others safe online.