A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and where possible Computing at St Vincent’s is linked to these and other curriculum areas.
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 and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information 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 the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
At St Vincent’s we have a fully equipped ICT suite with a PC for each child as well as iPads and a range of other devices which support the teaching of computing and are used in a cross curricular lessons to enhance pupils’ learning. Internet access is provided for the school via our school’s secure service provider and E safety is taught as an integral part of the Computing curriculum.
All of our classrooms are fully equipped with Interactive Whiteboards, digital cameras, visualisers and webcams.