Why do we learn computing?
At Ark Dickens, we believe that as computing and the use of technology is an increasing part of life today, it is imperative that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. The use of ICT will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation and social skills. At this academy, we want to produce independent learners who have the confidence to use a range of technology within a range of contexts thus preparing them to be competent participants in a digital world. Therefore, we strive to ensure that computing is not only taught as a pure subject each week and that opportunities for computing across the curriculum are well planned and enhance our computing offer
Head of Department
Pupils at Ark Dickens will leave the academy with the skills and knowledge to ‘Be your Best’ as a result of well-planned, engaging lessons. As confident users of technology, they will be able to:
- Design, write and debug using a range of programs.
- Use simple reading to explain algorithms.
- Understand computer networks including the internet.
- Use search technologies safely and effectively with the understanding of how results are ranked.
- Select and combine a variety of software, choosing appropriate content in order to achieve a given goal.
- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognising acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identifying a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.