Computing aims to prepare our pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. We recognise that computing is an important tool in both the society we live in and in the process of teaching and learning. Pupils use different tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly and creatively. They learn how to employ computing to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of sources.
The vision of Computing at Croft School is one that values:
- Digital literacy and online safety;
- Use of mobile technology to support flexible learning;
- Development of Computing skills through the curriculum;
- Understanding of computer science which includes the use of algorithms;
- Writing and testing simple programs including debugging, sequence, selection and repetition as well as with variables and different forms of input and output;
- Using logical reasoning to make predictions;
- Effective creation, organisation, storing, manipulation and retrieval of digital content;
- Recognition of uses of IT beyond school;
- Understanding of computer networks;
- Creation of a range of digital products;
- Safe, respectful, responsible use of technology.
The Subject Leader for Computing and Online Safety is Mr Simon Robson.