The 2014 national curriculum introduced a new subject, computing, which replaced ICT. At Gordonbrock we believe that computing is an essential part of allowing children to discover new skills and develop their understanding of the world. The change in curriculum has given Gordonbrock the chance to review and enhance current approaches in order to provide an even more exciting and rigorous curriculum.
To raise the profile of the subject Gordonbrock also runs a computer coding club for year 5 pupils every Friday. In the club children who have an interest in computing are able to extend themselves and deepen their understanding of computer programing.
E-safety and being safe online is a core aspect of the computing curriculum and there is inbuilt E-safety guidance in each unit. Throughout the year children are involved in assemblies and workshops about this key area. All children are taught about using technology responsibly and about the importance of keeping personal information safe. We have recently joined the 'Childnet Digital Leaders' scheme and are excited to be running this in school. Children will apply and be interviewed for the role, which will see a team of 10 children take ownership of this serious area of computing education. The team will receive training and will become responsible for delivering E-safety content and assemblies to their peers throughout the year.
Tony Hardy Hall,