Through our computing curriculum at Jesse Gray, 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, to enable them to be able to flourish in the 21st century workplace, opening up career opportunities in computing and STEM related areas. We want children to become autonomous, independent users of technology, using computational thinking and creativity, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities using ever-changing technologies. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate, we want to instil creativity and resilience, problem solving and critical decision making skills, alongside being aware of measures that can be taken to keep themselves and others safe online. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently face with technology and social media is through educating the children; building their knowledge in this area is vital.
Our knowledge-rich curriculum is balanced with the opportunity for pupils to try with apply their knowledge creativity within other STEM subjects.which will in turn help them to become skilful computer scientists. Staff embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning as creative, engaging and relevant as possible, providing the possibility for pupils to be fluent across a range of platforms, so that when they leave JG, the children will have the independence, resilience, and confidence needed to apply this skills to whatever they decide to do in the future.