At Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School, we strive to provide our pupils with a high quality education that provides children with the skills to use computational thinking.
We ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum objectives for computing including; coding, multi-media, networking and use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
Given the new and ever-changing ways we use technology, computing ensures that pupils become digitally literate-encompassing a wider range of skills for now and for the future. The core of our computing is Computer Science. Pupils are taught the theories of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to apply this through programming and coding. To encourage children to become digitally literate, pupils are given the opportunity to create and debug programs and systems. Pupils can further develop their skills through use of software programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
During pupils’ time at Holy Trinity, we feel strongly about teaching our children to use technology safely and responsibly. All aspects of the Purple Mash scheme of work support online safety and teachers incorporate e-safety as part of their everyday teaching. Pupils participate in an annual Internet Safety week, engaging with content and activities provided by the globally recognised Safer Internet Day. During this week, pupils watch e-safety performances by organisations such as Altru Drama and google. Parents and carers are kept up to date with e-safety developments and are provided with materials to encourage and support the use of the internet with their children safely at home.
MGL provide a comprehensive Learning Service package that supports the teaching and skills development of Computing across the curriculum from Early Years to upper Key Stage 2. MGL support Holy Trinity with the teaching of basic computing skills, through to curriculum work that enhances planning, teaching and learning across the curriculum. MGL work closely with the Computing lead and SLT to ensure robust action planning is in place that continues to improve the teaching and learning of Computing across all year groups. They also provide CPD opportunities to ensure that all staff have the confidence and deeper understanding to teach Computing.