At Amesbury Archer, we want our pupils to “Aim High” and be aspirational, resilient, curious, honest, enthusiastic and respectful learners. We strive to broaden the children’s horizons, encourage them to achieve their real potential and prepare them to develop into happy, successful adults.
Since technology is so prominent in all aspects of modern life, it is essential that children are confident and capable technology users to achieve success both within school and beyond. Computing therefore plays a pivotal role in our pupils’ overall development and success.
We offer pupils a Computing curriculum encompassing Internet Safety, Computer Science and Information Technology. These three aspects, built on progressively year on year, ensure children have the knowledge, skills and understanding to use a variety of technology safely, responsibly and productively by the end of Year Six. Internet Safety enables pupils to engage with the online world respectfully and honestly; so that they become safe and valuable Digital Citizens. Computer Science allows children to develop their understanding of control and logic; so that they develop resilience, critical thinking skills and gain experience of an ever-growing area of expertise in the real world. Finally, Information Technology teaches children to store, retrieve, convey or manipulate a variety of information across a range of contexts effectively; so that they can become digitally literate.
Our Computing curriculum is inclusive, so that all children can access the learning. Our teaching approaches ensure that any barriers to learning are removed so all children have the opportunity to be successful.