Computing / ICT

Modern life increasingly requires us to be digitally literate.  At Vale View, we believe that it is essential that pupils are taught the foundations of the use of information and communication technology in order that they are equipped to use this effectively in everyday life in order to express themselves and develop their ideas through the use of IT.  Pupils are taught the early principles of programming so that they are able to build on these skills in later life.

The use of information and communication technology and computing is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information.

At Vale View, we recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively. Our school intends to make this provision possible by:

  • Providing a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for ICT and computing for all pupils.
  • Meeting the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for ICT and computing.
  • Using ICT and computing as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum.
  • Responding to new developments in technology.
  • Equipping pupils with the confidence and capability to use ICT and computing throughout their later life.
  • Enhancing learning in other areas of the curriculum using ICT and computing.
  • Developing the understanding of how to use ICT and computing safely and responsibly
  • We use online resources to support the teaching of computing and follow a scheme of work designed to develop a range of skills across the primary age range.