Computing

Computing Intent Statement

At Boston Pioneers Academy, we aim to provide our pupils with a high-quality computing education, which will equip them with the knowledge and skills to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way. We want our pupils to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies to prepare them for the 21st century workplace.

We use technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our wider curriculum is accessible to every child.

By the time they leave Boston Pioneers, our pupils will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum:

  • Computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work)
  • Information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information)
  • Digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully – i.e. being responsible, digital citizens)

 

Not only do we want our pupils to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology, but through our computer-science lessons, we want them to develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving and critical thinking skills.