At St Johns we follow a topic based curriculum and, whilst we follow a separate scheme for Computing set by the Birmingham Grid for Learning, we adapt this to exploit curriculum links as much as is possible, and capitalise on the natural deep links of the subject with mathematics, science, and design and technology. Our online safety curriculum in particular, which has been built around the ‘Education for a Connected World’ Framework, links clearly with our school values and ethos. We believe that our high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world, and also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world, with a sense of respect and consideration at the very heart of all of their interactions online.
For a more in-depth overview detailing how we ensure coverage of the Information Technology, Computer Science and Digital Literacy strands of the curriculum, alongside all strands of the ‘Education for a Connected World’ framework, and links with PSHER and other subjects, please see the summary at the top of each year group’s Computing and Online Safety Overview planning document below.
If you would like to see links and information we provide regarding Online Safety for parents & carers and children at home, including resources specifically for children with SEND, please visit the 'online safety -links and useful information' section of the website here: St Johns Online Safety Useful Links and Information
The teaching of Computing across St John’s follows the National Curriculum through:
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: