Co-ordinator: Miss D Hird
The intent of Computing at Seaton Academy is to equip children with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in a digital world. We aim to provide children with a broad and balanced computing curriculum that is enjoyable, challenging and engaging. Our Computing curriculum will enable children to learn how to use technology safely and responsibly, to understand the basics of programming and to develop the digital literacy skills needed in the 21st century.
Seaton Academy implements the Teach Computing curriculum within Key Stage One by providing opportunities for children to use a range of devices, including laptops, tablets, and programmable toys. We aim to integrate Computing into all areas of the curriculum, providing children with opportunities to use technology to support their learning across the curriculum. Our Computing curriculum is personalised to the needs of our learners, ensuring that all children access the curriculum.
We have well-equipped Computing facilities within all classrooms that support the delivery of Computing lessons, encouraging the use of technology across the school, with interactive whiteboards in every classroom and a range of technological tools and software available.
Safety is central to the delivery of our Computing curriculum. We teach children the importance of staying safe online and in the digital world, as well as the potential consequences of inappropriate behaviour. Our curriculum is designed to promote responsible use of technology, and we provide guidance for parents on how to keep their children safe online.
Our Computing curriculum has a significant impact on the learning and development of our children. Through our Computing provision, we aim to foster creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking skills as well as developing essential digital literacy skills.
Our children acquire the skills and knowledge needed to use technology effectively and safely. They are able to program basic sequences and express their ideas through a range of digital media, including text, graphics, and multimedia. Our children are well prepared for the digital world and are confident in their use of technology.
Overall, our Computing curriculum promotes the highest possible standards in all areas of our pupils' lives, enhancing their learning opportunities, and equipping them for their future in a technological world.