At Broadmayne First School we want our pupils to be masters of technology and not slaves to it. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives- therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school we utilise technology to model positive use. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology/social media is through education, and that as a first school it is with us this education begins. British Values, interwoven with our own school values, are linked throughout the computing curriculum, allowing our children to become safe, responsible users of technology.
We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Our knowledge rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively, which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists.
Staff embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible. We want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and our aim is that, by Year 4, children have a growing independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers, ready for their move to middle school.