We believe that the teaching of computing at Eskdale prepares our children to become responsible communicators, collaborators and analysts, in an imaginative and creative developing world. The learning of computing is rooted in our core values, specifically ‘Skills and knowledge for life’ and ‘Take care’.
Our core intent is to enable all pupils to strive to:
Develop an understanding of how technology makes a difference to them in all aspects of their lives
Use their knowledge to decide which technology to use to help them reach the desired outcome
Understand the importance of staying safe online and conducting themselves in responsible, respectful and courteous manner
Become ‘Computational Thinkers’
Computing skills need teaching discretely and then applied through the rest of the curriculum where appropriate, and where possible linked to the topics being taught in each year group. This is especially important for the teaching of e-safety which should be applied to all aspects of computing.
To allow our pupils to achieve, our method of teaching incorporates specific meta-cognitive strategies to all pupils to retain the learning of both skill and knowledge. Appropriate levels of challenge are provided for pupils to allow for the development of metacognitive strategies and avoid cognitive overload.