“We are passionate about our pupils succeeding not only in the academic environment but also in the wider world. Our Computing Curriculum is designed to offer an engaging and broad range of digital skills and disciplines necessary in the modern workplace and introduce a variety of career pathways for our children to consider for their future. Through the use of cutting-edge hardware and software, we aim to lead the way in providing a Computing Curriculum of Excellence that not only provides our pupils with the best possible learning opportunities but is also mindful of their careers and aspirations.”
The Langney Primary Academy Computing curriculum links to the school’s overarching vision for each of its subjects by ensuring:
Curriculum innovation and teaching pedagogy in Computing is at the forefront of education.
Langney Primary Academy is a Centre of Excellence in Computing with the highest standard of teaching.
Talent discovery of pupils showing aptitude in Computing is harnessed and opportunities provided to enrich and challenge.
There is a balance between high standards (excellence) and enjoyment for the subject.
Life chances and career aspirations are raised.
Health and Wellbeing is endorsed.
BEING A CENTRE OF
INNOVATION IN COMPUTING
Our bespoke Computing Curriculum is the result of continuous development, exploring the very best of what can be provided for our pupils. We are mindful of the world’s continuous technological evolution and how digital technology has become commonplace in the workplace. We welcome the use of this technology and use it to help create the highest quality teaching and learning, whilst being mindful that, in the long term, it provides life skills for our pupils’ future aspirations and careers. From problem solving through robotics, STEM challenges across DT and Computer Science, to online software that promotes reading, writing and maths, we have explored a plethora of hardware and software so as to ensure only the best is embedded into our whole-school Curriculum of Excellence.
BEING A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN COMPUTING
Langney Primary Academy is a Centre of Excellence in Computing providing the highest standards of teaching and learning. It is led by a Specialist Leader of Education in I.T. who works across our Swale Eastbourne Primary Hub, upskilling, mentoring and advising our family of Computing Teachers. Our bespoke Computing Curriculum is designed to offer a broad range of digital disciplines that introduce a variety of career pathways for children to consider for their future, such as industry, technology, fashion, architecture, graphic design or exterior & interior design.
OF PUPILS IN
TALENT DISCOVERY OF PUPILS IN COMPUTING
By providing a comprehensive Computing Curriculum at an early age, we are able to identify untapped talent and encourage pupils to excel in virtually any digital skillset. A wide range of digital skills clubs are available to all and additionally provide us with an opportunity to ensure more personalised provision for our Pupil Premium children. We have Digital Leaders in every KS2 class who are selected based on ability and desire to undertake the role. As well as taking part in enhanced opportunities to build on the digital talent, these children work towards a nationally recognised digital leader qualification through Childnet. They take part in cross-schools Scholars Days and act as a pupil voice for their class on any e-safety related developments.
A BALANCE BETWEEN EXCELLENCE (STANDARDS) AND ENJOYMENT IN
A BALANCE BETWEEN EXCELLENCE AND ENJOYMENT IN COMPUTING
We want to provide our pupils with engaging and exciting opportunities to explore their potential in a range of learning environments enabling their digital skills to flourish in other subjects, such as science, art, geography and maths.
Many areas of our Computing Curriculum contain awe and wonder as standard. Programming drones to fly through hoops, studying the human skull through VR or holding a conversation with a robot is evidently captivating for all our pupils. However, unpinning this are the long term goals of ensuring our pupils are ahead of the game in KS3 and therefore able to enter this arena with confidence and a skill set beyond the expected. Our entire Computing Curriculum is built on the foundations of the National Curriculum program of study for Computing. With this in mind, we take what is expected and deliver it in a way that is captivating, engaging and exciting, not only for our pupils but also for anyone who may visit our lesson. From parents and carers, to heads of school to other teachers; we see enjoyment in all those that visit us. We are passionate about teaching through enjoyment.
RAISING ASPIRATIONS & LIFE CHANCES IN
RAISING ASPIRATIONS & LIFE CHANCES IN COMPUTING
Computing looks to enable all learners to succeed. Rather than simply focusing on basic programming skills, we offer an umbrella of digital skills. There are a wide range of opportunities in the digital arena and we ensure our Computing curriculum reflects this. Additionally, in keeping with our high quality safeguarding for our school community, we ensure our Computing curriculum embeds e-safety in a way that is mindful of the ever-evolving dangers faced by our pupils when using digital media in its many forms.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING LINKS TO
HEALTH & WELLBEING IN COMPUTING
Our pupils start, in our Early Years, by understanding and discussing the term ‘stranger danger’. We incorporate information and resources (Jesse and Friends & Hector’s World) from CEOP’s ‘Think You Know’ to facilitate learning in KS1. By the end of Year 6, our pupils are equipped with a range of strategies – from reporting e-safety issues, checking privacy controls, being aware of the dangers of video chatting, appreciating the permissions requested from mobile apps to being mindful of personal digital footprints.