Computing: Statement of Intent

The aim of the Computing curriculum at Oakway Academy is to enable children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Computing, whilst reflecting the needs of the children in an ever evolving technological world. The context of the local community has been carefully considered and integrated into the Computing curriculum. Computing is taught weekly through a carefully developed, ambitious curriculum, which is in line with the National Curriculum, the NCCE guidelines and the changing needs of the children. Learning is well sequenced and progressive across year groups and key stages. Computing is integrated with other curriculum subjects where there are clear links and opportunities to consolidate key skills within digital literacy. All year groups have an adaptive e-safety unit which responds to the evolving needs of the students and the local community. We aim for children to use computational thinking and creativity in the forms of computer science, algorithms and digital literacy; this is building on the needs of the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.