IT and Computing whole school focus 2014 2015

Computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. The children at Longtons studying computing will gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers. 

Computational thinking so important It allows us to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence. It is a skill that empowers, and one that all pupils should be aware of and develop competence in. Longton children will be able to think computationally therefore they will be better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer-based technology, and so are better prepared for today’s world and the future.

Main areas

Computing curriculum 

  • To ensure a curriculum map and scheme of work is in place that fulfils National Curriculum 2014.
  • Identify any new software requirements for September.
  • Investigate and monitor hardware provision to allow all children to independently work. 
  • Training of staff in computing curriculum.
  • Monitoring of teaching and learning
  • To monitor assessment via Ezapp.
  • Develop a system for storing children’s learning.

To use IT to evaluate and enhance teaching

  • Investigate formats for recording teachers lessons and purchase.
  • Teachers to be trained in use of device.
  • Termly timetable for teachers to record lesson and then self-reflect.
  • Teachers use device to evaluate their teaching.

To maximise the use of iPads throughput school

  • To investigate how iPads will be used to support new computing curriculum throughout the whole school.
  • To investigate further applications for the use of the iPads in core classes of Y5/6 to enhance and enrich learning.
  • Provide training on new applications for all staff to allow impact on whole class teaching.
  • Devise a system of booking out iPads for use in other classes.

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

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Main Contact: Linda Masterson

Tel: 01772 612 495

SEN Contact: Sue Hothersall

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