Computing at Newtown School intends to equip children with computational skills and knowledge that will support their future through a modern, ambitious and relevant education in computing. We recognise that we are teaching them skills for technology that may not yet have been invented and that their experiences in technology will vary greatly in their lifetime compared to any generation that have come before them as new and more modern forms of technology are produced. We want to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity that will enable them to become active participants in the digital world. It is important to us that the children understand how to use the ever-changing technology to express themselves, as tools for learning and as a means to drive their generation forward into the future. Whilst ensuring they understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with online experiences, we want children to develop as respectful, responsible and confident users of technology, aware of measures that can be taken to keep themselves and others safe online. Our aim is to provide a computing curriculum that is designed to balance acquiring a broad and deep knowledge alongside opportunities to apply skills in various digital contexts.
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