Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Computing

Curriculum Statement:

The importance of Computing skills in the modern day is reflected in the new curriculum. We aim for children to gain the confidence and ability to use their computing skills through access to our structured curriculum which has been adapted to suit the needs of the children within our school setting.

We follow the Sheffield SEND Computing scheme of work which covers the statutory descriptors within the National Curriculum at the child’s level. The scheme is split into five sections which include: what is a computer, Communication: Multimedia, Communication: Data, Programming and Algorithms and Safe and responsible use of technology (E-safety).

Our new curriculum provides children the opportunity to learn skills through different pathways to ensure that they only repeat units which they are meant to (e.g. primary pathway 1 is a 2 year rolling programme as it is designed that children stay in this pathway for 2 years whereas children working in secondary pathway 2 is a 5 year rolling programme. Children in working within the EYFS, Sensory and Communication pathways will be learning computing skills within their specific pathway. We also have a subscription for  Purple Mash which the children can access at school and at home to aid their learning. 

In KS4 pupils study WJEC credit units. Some pupils also take a Functional Skills test and are encouraged to achieve the best level possible.

 

(images from Google images)

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Curriculum Statement:

The importance of Computing skills in the modern day is reflected in the new curriculum. We aim for children to gain the confidence and ability to use their computing skills through access to our structured curriculum which has been adapted to suit the needs of the children within our school setting.

We follow the Sheffield SEND Computing scheme of work which covers the statutory descriptors within the National Curriculum at the child’s level. The scheme is split into five sections which include: what is a computer, Communication: Multimedia, Communication: Data, Programming and Algorithms and Safe and responsible use of technology (E-safety).

Our new curriculum provides children the opportunity to learn skills through different pathways to ensure that they only repeat units which they are meant to (e.g. primary pathway 1 is a 2 year rolling programme as it is designed that children stay in this pathway for 2 years whereas children working in secondary pathway 2 is a 5 year rolling programme. Children in working within the EYFS, Sensory and Communication pathways will be learning computing skills within their specific pathway. We also have a subscription for  Purple Mash which the children can access at school and at home to aid their learning. 

In KS4 pupils study WJEC credit units. Some pupils also take a Functional Skills test and are encouraged to achieve the best level possible.

 

(images from Google images)