And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them." Genesis 11:6
At St Joseph's, Computing is seen as an integral part of the curriculum and is taught both as a discrete subject and across the wider curriculum. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology. In studying Computing, we want children to develop skills that will enable them to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and the world around them. The core of Computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
In 2021, St Joseph's invested in 1:1 iPads for all of our Key Stage 2 children so that they can access the curriculum through the excellent digital resources that we subscribe to. They now use technology freely to respond to all aspects of our bespoke curriculum both at home and in school so that none of our pupils are disadvantaged by a lack of technology. In KS1, a set of 60 iPads is also readily available to enhance the curriculum.
We also offer a huge variety of wider opportunities to develop the talents of our pupils through Digital Art, Coding, Robot Building and Geo Caching as part of our Building the Kingdom curriculum and extra-curricular enrichment.