Computing & Online Safety
At Cuerden Church School, the use of technology is an integral part of our curriculum and provides pupils with the technological and communication skills they will need to live in our modern world. Our computing curriculum allows our children to develop the values of courage, respect and confidence throughout their school journey. Computing teaches children to persevere by trying new ideas and concepts through programming. Children become resilient as they create and test algorithms.
We believe that to use technology at its best, we need to equip pupils with the skills to evaluate its use. Pupils need to understand and respect the positive and negative impact technology has on our society, for them to make clear, confident choices about how they use it in their everyday lives. Children are taught how to be kind, respectful and compassionate towards others online. Our computing curriculum develops lifelong transferable skills through promoting curiosity, confidence and creativity whilst inspiring challenges. Computing offers opportunities to support the social development of pupils. Groupings allow pupils to work together and gives them the chance to discuss their ideas and feelings about their own work and the work of others. This helps to develop a respect for the abilities of other pupils and encourages them to collaborate and co-operate across a range of activities and experiences.