We are Cool @ Computing!
"Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living."
Computing is valued at Wood End Park Academy, and promoted accordingly; our intention is to provide our pupils the life skills that will empower them to embrace and utilise technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish in our school and beyond.
We thrive to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child. We aim for our children to gain confidence and enjoyment from their activities in order to become responsible independent users of technology.
Our curriculum adheres to the National Curriculum by focusing on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety. Our curriculum is enhanced by ensuring that the National Curriculum strands are not only covered, but also enhanced by pupils receiving opportunities to achieve digital literacy and develop creativity, resilience and critical thinking skills through problem solving.
Where efficient and effective, pupils use their skills gained from Computing lessons to support learning across the curriculum. In addition, numerous Computing clubs are on offer at lunchtimes and after school for both Key Stages.
Prior to moving on to higher education and the wider world, we endeavour our pupils to have a scope of experience in Computing and technology, in etiquette and online safety, which, in a fast-moving online world, guides our pupils to become good, honest, responsible digital citizens.