Computing at Brackensdale

Computing at Brackensdale 

Technology has become integrated into our everyday lives. As a result, at Brackensdale, we believe that Computing is an essential part of the curriculum. Children should be at the forefront of new technology, with a thirst for learning what is out there. Computing within schools can therefore provide a wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills explicitly within the Computing lesson and across other curriculum subjects.

In line with the 2014 National Curriculum, Children must be taught the art form of ‘Computational Thinking’ in order to provide them essential knowledge that will enable them to participate effectively and safely in the digital world beyond our gates. By teaching computing and giving children the ability to think creatively within the subject, we are preparing children for life and jobs that we cannot yet predict. We aim to develop confident, independent learners who are able to plan, design, create, program and evaluate information through the use of ICT. 

As well as the benefits of ICT, we are also aware of the risks and the importance of digital literacy. Our curriculum therefore places equal emphasis on teaching ‘Online Safety’ in line with the expectations of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 and Teaching Online Safety in School 2019. As an inclusive school, at Brackensdale, we believe that all children have the right to an effective Computing curriculum, and by harnessing effective pedagogy, we can create lessons that are inclusive by design, and are of benefit to all learners

 Computing Policy 2020

If you have any other questions please contact one of the Computing Leads:

Lauren Bird: lbird@bps.derby.sch.uk or Leanne Dilkes  ldilkes@bps.derby.sch.uk

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