At Bathford Church School, our vision of ‘Grow, Care, Serve, Share’ frames our computing curriculum.

Bathford Church School offers a relevant and broad computing curriculum that inspires and equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand our changing world.  Computing has links with mathematics, science, design and technology and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. We follow teach computing, the NCCE (National Centre for Computing Education), which meets the National Curriculum. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their computing learning.

We aim to ensure that all children grow:

  • to develop their understanding of computer science through teaching the principles of information and computation and through the application of programming
  •  to have solid foundations for using information technology effectively
  • to develop digital literacy to build confidence and a genuine interest in technology as active participants in a digital world
  • to understand how to use technology safely, respectfully, and responsibly
  • to develop a curiosity and interest in becoming lifelong computing learners

We care for others and aim to facilitate a safe, supportive digital space for our children. We understand the significance of computing, as digital and computing skills are becoming increasingly prevalent in society. Learning computing improves children’s language skills and promotes social development and creativity.  Computing supports pupils understanding of problem-solving within the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths). We strive to offer our pupils the opportunity to explore technology through different mediums to equip them with the necessary skills to support their confidence, understanding, and safe and effective use in society.

Our curriculum helps children connect deeply with their learning, the school community, and the wider world. We facilitate them in becoming active, collaborative, and responsible computer-literate citizens who will be better equipped to serve others and the wider world.

Throughout our lessons, children are given the opportunity to listen to and articulate their thinking with others, developing a shared connection to one another, their local context, and the wider world. By promoting a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about computing, the children will acquire the skills needed to succeed in the next stage of their life and beyond.

Progression of skills Year 1-6

Online Safety Progression document

In Feb 2018 UK Safer Internet Centre worked with the UK Child Internet Safety (UKCIS) group to create the framework “Education for a Connected World.” This framework is challenging, relevant and detailed with over 330 statements covering an age range from 3 years old right up to 18.

At Bathford we use ProjectEvolve  to bring four of the key areas from the UKCIS framework to life:

  • Self-Image and Identity
  • Online Relationships
  • Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle
  • Privacy and Security

Have a look at our Online Safety Progression document to see how these four key areas are covered in each year group.

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