At St John’s, we aim to develop pupils’ experience and understanding of ICT, preparing them for jobs of the future. We want them to have the life-skills that will enable them to understand the function of and purpose of computer science, be digitally literate and independent users of new computing technologies. We want pupils to develop their creativity, resilience and problem solving skills in order to access and make use of the wider global community of IT.
The computing curriculum is taught discretely and through other subjects at St John’s. It is used as a tool to enhance learning throughout our overall curriculum. Pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, being responsible users (E Safety), how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. A concise programme of study is in place across the school created by a subject specialist with clear progression of skills teaching from Reception through to Year 6.
For details of the National Curriculum for Computing, please follow:
An excellent site for e-safety can be found at