Shaping Learning For Life

Stockbridge - Primary and Pre-school


At Stockbridge Primary we want all of our students to be able to thrive as responsible, digital citizens with the confidence to think critically about things they do, see and hear.  Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in our students’ lives, therefore we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use a growing range of technology positively and safely.

We want our students to be confident and competent in using a range of technology and our computing curriculum, based on the framework by the NCCE, includes computer science, digital literacy and online safety.  This is continually reviewed and updated as new technology is released in order to provide our pupils with the most up to date learning experiences.

Computing is taught as a discrete subject with opportunities for the taught skills to be embedded and applied throughout the curriculum to make learning creative and accessible.  We recognise that technology allows pupils to share their learning in creative ways and use Google EduSuite to provide increasing opportunities for this to happen both in school and as part of remote learning.

Examples of planning in computing through the years

Our Computing curriculum is underpinned by our school values where all pupils:

Provided with opportunities to work collaboratively with others both online and in unplugged learning

Use technology to provide work that they are proud of, thinking about the audience of their work

Learn how to communicate in a manner that shows respect to others, both when using technology in school and when they are using it for leisure at home

Develop further resourcefulness, particularly when problem solving and debugging their work

Use computing and programming in particular to develop resilience in their work, problem solving and thinking methodically and critically

Taking on the responsibility of being thoughtful in their online work and how they communicate with others.  The importance of both respect and responsibility underpin our work on E-Safety throughout the school.