Vision: Ince CE Primary School is led by the light of Jesus within us all, guiding us on our individual journeys through life, so that we can grow and learn together to shine as one throughout our wider community. #Let your light shine
As a Church of England School, our vision and values are at the heart of everything we do and play a vital part in our pupils’ education, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
At Ince CE, our aim is to produce digitally literate learners; pupils who are able to use Computing safely (keep their minds and bodies healthy), express themselves confidently (courageous advocates) and develop their ideas creatively as participants in the digital world now and in the future workplace (promote children to have aspirations in the future). In planning and delivering a high quality Computing curriculum, our pupils are equipped to use computational thinking and creativity to become efficient digital creators, communicators and citizens. (Finances healthy so that they understand what freedom means) (Relevant to our children)
Computing is an integral aspect of their learning and is incorporated into all areas of the National Curriculum, in a variety of contexts. We ensure that all pupils encounter a wide variety of Computing media from an early age(relevant to our children); every classroom is equipped with a high-spec touchscreen interactive smartboard; teachers and support staff has access to laptops and ipads for use inside and outside of the classroom and each class has timetabled access to our computer suite and portable bank of class sets of laptops and tablets.
Ince pupils are taught to appreciate the relevance of Computing in our society and evaluate its impact (relevant to the children). They recognise that the internet provides vast potential for the user with a wide and varied amount of information and stimulating activities (freedom and are free indeed John 8:36), however our pupils know that access to the internet comes with the responsibility of ensuring that it is only used in a socially and morally acceptable manner. (Having respect for others)
E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way. (Respect for others) (Courageous advocates).
To develop a deeper understanding of our core values of truthfulness, hope, thankfulness, forgiveness, courage and justice.
Are supported to develop the 7 C’s throughout their time: confidence, curiosity, collaboration, communication, creativity, commitment and craftsmanship so that they are prepared to shine not only in the next stage in their education but to also shine in all aspects of their lives beyond their time in education.
Our implementation ensures full coverage of the Computing National Curriculum Programme of Study. Our curriculum intent drives the rationale for our approach, resource choices and selection of content. Our curriculum is carefully planned and structured for depth and clear progression of skills, knowledge and concepts. We build in opportunities for children to return to aspects of learning in order to build on prior knowledge and deepen their understanding.
Computing is sequenced through well-sequenced Long Term Planning, Progression Maps, Knowledge organisers, Purple Mash scheme of work, Progression of skills.
We are moving computing forward in a two pronged method, both through discreet weekly 1 hour computing lessons in the suite with specialised computing teachers and also through cross curricular lesson using computing within the classroom. Thus embedding knowledge and skills learn in the suite into classroom activities. Half termly meetings arranged between Subject leader, teaching computing specialists and class teachers to ensure progression, coverage and skills used and assessed.
As a result of a progressive, well-sequenced and purposeful Computing curriculum, the children of Ince CE Primary have a strong understanding of computing within the United Kingdom and all continents of the world.
Children are highly skilled computer users. The children have a coherent knowledge and understanding of the technology of the present day and technology used in the past. They use higher order thinking to critically analyse sources and information and make judgements. They understand how civilisations, leaders and historical periods shaped the technology used around the world we live in today.
Children have the knowledge, skills and concepts needed to be successful in future learning and employment. All children, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs/disabilities gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life.
Due to high levels of teacher subject knowledge, quality first teaching ensures children make excellent progress in learning and attainment is consistently high. Children remember in the long term the content they have been taught and can integrate new knowledge into larger concepts.
We monitor the impact of our curriculum through:
Prior learning and post learning activities in core and non-core subjects.
Subject leads routinely monitor the effectiveness of their subjects through deep dives, pupil voice exercises, work scrutiny and teaching and learning observations.
Progression Maps in all subjects inform and ensure a clarity of judgement against subject End Points.
Senior Leadership Standard Reviews and Pupil Progress Meetings take place termly to ensure no child is left behind.
Termly headline data is produced by subject leaders to inform next steps.
A Strategic Assessment Calendar ensures Computing is assessed each term. This data is used to support teachers in make judgements on children’s progress and achievement.
A central tracking system (Target Tracker) is used to assess Computing and this data is used to make judgements on children’s progress and achievement.