At Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary School, we value computing as a key life skill. Our vision is for every child to have a comprehensive, high quality computing education. We are dedicated to establishing our pupils to become knowledgeable and responsible users of information technology who are able to develop their ideas as active participants in the digital world.
Our computing curriculum supports learning for the head, hand and heart. Pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. The principles and practice of Computing are applied to understanding real-world systems and creating purposeful products. They become respectful and responsible users of technology through a thorough understanding of online safety taught throughout of our computing curriculum. The children learn about the impact of their digital footprint and they understand the need to balance screen time with their off-line activities. Building on their computing knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use, evaluate and apply information and communication technology analytically to solve problems and to be responsible, competent, confident and curious users. Our computing curriculum encourages invention, resilience and resourcefulness in all other areas of the school curriculum.