Subject Leader: Mrs Fernandez
Intent, Implementation and Impact
Through a current, aspirational, and practical computer education, Micklehurst All Saints C of E Primary School hopes to cultivate the "thinkers of the future." In order to enable pupils to fully participate in the digital world, we want to equip them with the computational thinking and creative abilities that they will require.
We believe that it is crucial for our children to develop an understanding of how to use rapidly evolving technology to express themselves, as tools for learning, and to advance their generation into the future.
We want our children to be kind, responsible and confident technology users who are aware of the cautions they should take to keep others and themselves safe online. We also want to make sure they understand the advantages as well as disadvantages of engaging in online activities.
Children at Micklehurst All Saints have technology at their fingertips. Every pupil in KS2 has access to their own iPad, and for EYFS and KS1 children, we have class sets for pupils to share. Furthermore, we also have a set of Sphero Bolts, which are mini spherical robots that children can control using a coding software.
iPad App Progression
At Micklehurst All Saints Primary school, we believe that it is important for all children to gain knowledge and skills in various apps that will help them in the future. This progression starts from EYFS and builds until the children leave us for secondary school in Year 6, well equipped with the necessary Computing skills.
What’s a digital leader?
A digital leader is a pupil who is part of a digital leaders’ team within our school, their role is to support the use and further the development of Computing in school. Being a digital leader helps children develop confidence and leadership skills. Digital leaders have a fantastic opportunity to take on new responsibilities and learn new skills. Any aspiring Digital Leaders will need to apply for a position and take part in a job interview.
As a digital leader, their responsibilities are:
- Learning how to use key software, so that they can be a help to others.
- Assisting teachers and pupils in understanding coding applications.
- Having a good understanding about how to stay safe with technology and share with others.
- Trialling potential new software and websites, then demonstrating them to other children and teachers.
- Writing blog posts and commenting on other blogs.
- Solving problems for and giving help to teachers, parents, and pupils with Computing.
- Setting up equipment in classrooms for teachers.
- Helping to lead the school forwards within the subject of Computing.
- Leading ICT lunchtime clubs.
- Taking part in training then teaching what they have learnt to other classes.
Meet our Digital Leaders