In line with our vision of children becoming their best selves, at our school we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish.
We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing. We want children to become independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. This will allow children to foster a love of learning across the curriculum as their knowledge of ICT skills can be used in most subjects. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent users of technology but through our computer science lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The computing curriculum allows our pupils to develop an understanding of fundamental British Values, as it develops an understanding of themselves and their rights as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible and respectful digital citizens.
Values that are at the heart of Thurgoland