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We teach Computing at Flixton Primary School to help pupils to understand, access and participate fully and safely in the digital world. The Computing curriculum at FPS allows all children to have the opportunity to learn computer science so that they can develop their understanding of how computers work and how computers can be harnessed for the benefit of society.

We believe every child should learn some computer science because they live in a world in which computation and computers are omnipresent. Building on this knowledge and understanding, children are equipped to use computers and technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for them to become active participants in the digital world in which they live.

Our vision is to support children in becoming creative, independent learners and ensure they develop a healthy relationship with technology. At  we value and recognise the contribution that technology can make for the benefit of all pupils, staff, parents, governors and society. We strive to provide safe opportunities in computing to motivate, inspire and raise standards across the curriculum. We aim for everyone in our school community to be equipped with the digital skills to meet developing technology with confidence, enthusiasm and prepare them for a future in an ever-changing world.

We want our children to be creators and innovators, not just mere consumers of digital content. The idea of the children as digital creators is what underpins our planning and computing units. Our children are taught to understand that technology is an integral part of modern life and the key to the future is to harness and understand technology’s potential. Computing is a constantly evolving subject that involves solving complex problems, being able to collaborate with others, learn from mistakes and refine solutions.

Here at Flixton Primary School, we believe safety is paramount. We promote and model a balanced digital life, recognising that amongst the many positives that technology has to offer, risks exist and children need to be taught to manage their digital lives properly. We strive to model and educate our children to use technology creatively, positively, responsibly and safely. Our curriculum supports the key aims of the government’s Internet Safety Strategy (Digital Literacy / UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) framework) of supporting children to stay safe and make a positive contribution online, as well enabling teachers to develop effective strategies for understanding and handling online risks.



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