Subject Vision Statement – Computing


Our vision for the British Section is for all staff and pupils to be confident users of technology so that they can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which enable them to use appropriate ICT resources effectively, to build Digital Literacy and Computing for teaching & learning. 

Content Rationale

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity, and provides all children with a strong foundation of computing knowledge and problem-solving skills, which will prove essential for their future. 

The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. 

Furthermore, through the accumulation of computing knowledge and understanding, pupils are then equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing 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. 

It is our duty to ensure our pupils understand how to stay safe online.  There are 3 areas of risk: content, contact and conduct.  We provide them with the knowledge and skills to do so, promoting safe messages throughout the curriculum.  We aim to provide all of our children with the confidence, skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a rapidly evolving digital world, progressively dependent on computing and technological advancements.  


The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:  

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation  
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems  
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems  
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology 


Each year group builds on the skills developed in the previous year. All strands are threaded through and revisited and revised. This repetition allows children the chance to develop their competence across all aspects of computing. 

In school we aim to:  

  • ensure all staff and pupils are confident, competent and independent users of computing equipment;  
  • develop pupils’ ability to use the internet safely and effectively for research across the curriculum;  
  • motivate and inspire pupils and raise standards;  
  • develop an appreciation of the use of computing technology in the context of the wider world;  
  • enrich learning and promote both autonomous study and group work;  
  • develop pupils’ ability to use computing technology appropriately and choose software suitable for a particular task;  
  • provide continuity and progression in all of the strands of the Computing National Curriculum; 
  • develop computing skills through curriculum contexts;
  • encourage problem-solving and investigative work;  
  • foster group work, sharing and collaboration between peers.

Below you can find the Curriculum Overview for this topic.

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