Curriculum Ambition: National

At Roselands & Stafford Federation it is our intent to reflect the place of Computing in the National Curriculum by following the National Curriculum. Our ambition is that pupils will make strong progress and become computational thinkers in a digital world.

Curriculum Ambition: Federation 

A key role of Computing is to enable our pupils to be able to express themselves digitally; develop their ideas and thinking through the use of Information and Communication Technology. At the centre of our Computing curriculum pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of the aspects of computational thinking. In computing, we ensure our pupils understand the workings of digital systems, become digitally literate and be safe and responsible users of Information Technology.

Our Learners and Values

Pupils will strive to ‘be the best they can be’ by being resilient learners who are able to generate, develop and improve their digital outcomes. They will use prior knowledge and skills of information technology and computational thinking whilst ingraining new learning. Pupils will develop a respect for their own work – and the work of their peers – through evaluation and analysis. Pupils will also expand their knowledge and demonstrate responsibility towards technology and online safety with the understanding that their actions have consequences within the digital and real world.

Federation Pedagogy

Our pupils will have aspirational expectations; creating motivation and engagement in their understanding and application of computational thinking and use of information technology. This will create an atmosphere of challenge and promote a depth of knowledge in the digital world.
Strong progress will be insured, in Computing, by valuing pupils’ contributions and achievements which will enables development in confidence and constructive on-going dialogues between pupils and teachers for further improvements. 

Our Context

By following the National Curriculum we reflect all the needs of our pupils to become a responsible member of the digital community. Computing supports the development of oracy and literacy skills through critically evaluating and explaining their work whilst using and understanding precise computing vocabulary. Computing also helps developing numeracy through computational thinking, problem skills and reasoning. Through a range of learning opportunities, we plan to meet the needs of all pupils and create a positive attitude to learning as well as further developing pupils’ understanding of computing within their own work. Pupils will have an awareness of the importance of e-safety, their responsibility in being a member of the digital community whilst knowing how to report and respond appropriately to content and contacts.