At St. John's we endeavour to provide a learning environment and curriculum where children can discover, develop and enhance their understanding, skills and knowledge of computers and technology. To do this, the school uses a variety of software and hardware which is constantly evolving and changing.
To meet the new focus and growing demands of the 2014 Computing Curriculum, St. John's has undergone a huge Digital Development within the last few years. This began with the purchasing of 30 Ipads and tablets for use in school and increasing the number of desktop personal computers and laptops from around 20 to over 50.
Since 2014, Computing as a subject has very much adjusted it's focus towards teaching Coding and Programming to children from a young age. Children will also be taught:
As part of our efforts to increase the digital development of the school - St. John's introduced a new role for pupils within the school - Digital Leader. Our Digital leaders are handpicked by class teachers and they are those children who show an inclination towards contributing to the digital evolution of our school.
Digital Leaders are students who are adept at using technology and are willing to share their knowledge and skills with others. Through working with staff, peers and school leaders, Digital Leaders are able to help shape how technology is used in and outside of the classroom.
These children give up their own time in order to help other children become digitally literate and have really shown that Computing is a priority here at St. John's.