Our school values Computing as an integral part of the curriculum and the need for purposeful cross-curricular planning. This ensures that all children develop their abilities to use Computing tools effectively and information sources to find, exchange, analyse, process and present information, investigate relationships, and to model, measure and control external events.
We want to prepare our pupils at Mitcheldean Endowed Primary school for the rapidly changing world that they live in, which is increasingly transformed by technology. We aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way. It is our intention to enable children to become independent users of computing technologies and able to plan, design, create, program and evaluate information through the use of ICT whilst gaining confidence and enjoyment from using it. At MEPS a high-quality computing education allows our pupils to become digitally literate and competent users of technology as well as allowing them to be creative, resilient and use critical thinking skills. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology and so we ensure that technology is used to support learning across the entire curriculum and that our curriculum is accessible to every child. Pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn.