Subject Leader: Ms Widdison and Mr Rentall
Harlesden Primary School is made up of staff and pupils who are linked to many parts of the digital world. As a school we aim to offer a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our pupils, including those who have recently come to our area and those for who English is a second language.
We base our teaching and learning style in Computing on the key principle that good teaching in Computing allows children both to learn about the digital world and to reflect on what the digital world means to them. Our teaching enables children to extend their aspirations and ambitions within the computing subject and we encourage children to challenge themselves in every lessons. Within our teaching of Computing we seek to develop E-Safety within every lesson. At Harlesden Primary School, we understand the responsibility we have to educate our pupils on e-safety issues; teach them appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.
Our aim is:
- For children to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- To teach children how to analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- To support children when evaluating and applying information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies and helping children think analytically to solve problems
- Make sure that children are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Please see our Computing Curriculum Overview listed below.