Eliot Bank recognises that we are living in a world where technology and computers are becoming an ever-prominent part of our lives. As such we are committed to delivering a curriculum which equips our pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding of computers so that they will be prepared to tackle the computing challenges of the future as well as today.
The National Curriculum splits the teaching of Computing into 3 key aspects: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. At Eliot Bank, we draw on the resources and progression mapping created by Teach computing, to help us ensure these aspects are comprehensively delivered. This knowledge-engaged curriculum returns to key themes each year including Computing systems and networks, creating media, data and information and programming. By building on the previous years’ learning the children develop their understanding as they move through the school.
Internet Safety is at the heart of our curriculum – the importance of teaching our pupils how to use technology safely and responsibly and how to seek help about any concerns. As part of this commitment, we recognise National Safer Internet Day each year and organise additional workshops for children, parents and teachers to ensure the whole school community is equipped with the most up to date Internet Safety advice.
Sam Green, Technology Team Leader