ICT Curriculum Intent
At Culverhill School we believe that a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation as well as being safe and appropriate online. Computing also ensures that our 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.
ICT has role in many aspects of modern life. It has increased the opportunities for many people, especially those with SEND. Therefore, for a curriculum to truly be ‘reflective of the community that our pupils live in, and responsive to the changing priorities both nationally and internationally’ then ICT has to play a big part of that.
At the heart of this curriculum is the inherent belief that every single child can achieve, all of their contributions and achievements are valued, that it is imperative that they are prepared to be as independent as possible and they are to be prepared with the knowledge and skills required to full and enriched life.