Valuing Every Achievement

Computing

COMPUTING LEADER

  Mr Baer

'ALWAYS START WITH WHY'

OUR SCHOOL VISION & INTENT

'We intend to see our children socially, morally and academically ready for the future.  All in equal measure but driven by the social and moral aspects. Our journey is as much about ‘how we approach our learning’ as anything else. Learning to learn is vital for our children. A thirst to learn from mistakes and be resilient and independent as against a culture of ‘learned helplessness’. This can make them ready for the challenges and opportunities they may face in their future and this can foster ambition and aspiration to be the person we hope they can become. We drive and celebrate the skills and qualities that will bring this about and attempt to develop a more rounded, inclusive view and understanding of the modern wider world.  Our children’s speaking and listening skills are absolutely paramount and we aim to develop these continually within a curriculum that is broad, well balanced and seizes the importance of our locality, creativity and ‘performing arts’  

OUR COMPUTING VISION & INTENT

Computing at Mayfield equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Our children, having grown up with technology, may naturally develop into competent operators. We strive to help our children understand how best to apply their skills safely and ethically, encouraging a generation of digitally literate pupils. There are innumerable benefits to be gained through cross curricular links with other subjects particularly maths, science and DT. We encourage children to use ICT and computing to solve problems grounded in their own meaningful experiences. 

SO OUR LATEST WORK IS.....

Our new curriculum 'When I Grow Up...' is the focus of my attention. I want to see three clear goals in our computing curriculum:

* ensure that the computing curriculum delivers a broad range of skills across the three aspects of the computing curriculum: digital literacy, information technology and computer science; 

* ensure cross curricular application of skills to reflect our ever digitising world;

* ensure that the key aspects of the computing curriculum demonstrate progression.

I have been spending Spring Term 2020 working with the senior leaders on each of these goals alongside ensuring our computing curriculum implements our core vision at every opportunity. We have the curriculum overview in place, the progression document is complete, now is the time for implementation. 

Finally, I would like to share with you all our 'Let's Talk at Mayfield' philosophy. You will have seen the position of oracy within our vision and I am currently studying planning to ensure that our new Stunning Starts and Parent Celebrations are all about speaking, listening, performing and presenting - as these could be achieved digitally.

 

 

 

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