Information, communication and digital technology shapes the whole world in which we live. It is becoming ever more present in our lives and the modern pupil needs to understand the devices and applications which are readily available. At BWA, we strive to ensure that our pupils leave us with a sound understanding within this area of the curriculum. We follow the National Curriculum.
We are fortunate to have the support and expertise of the City Learning Centre (CLC) to support our staff and teach our pupils lessons to ensure they have the very best computing curriculum available to them.
As well as providing specialist support and expertise from the City Learning Centre, we continue to develop our computing curriculum by applying for government schemes and investing in both software and hardware to improve the provision of computing at Belleville Wix Academy. We have purchased over 50 new chrome books and have been donated another 50 converted laptops to ensure we can use ICT across all aspects of the curriculum. We have recently been approved for a donation of BBC Micro:bit which is a pocket-sized computer that introduces pupils to how software and hardware work together which will be used to enrich our already diverse computing curriculum.
All pupils at our school are taught a discrete computing curriculum, as well as using computing to support learning across all subjects. This engaging curriculum covers the key skills which the pupils will need to become digitally literate such as: coding and programming; manipulating photographs and film; blogging and app building.
Ensuring that our pupils are safe using the internet is a key priority and E-safety is integral at our school. As well as being taught about the dangers of using the internet during our annual E-safety week, all pupils and staff follow a code of conduct for using technology appropriately.