At Clapham Manor we are committed to developing learners that are fluent users of technology. A fluency underpinned by the acquisition of computing skills, an awareness of the opportunities presented by technology and the confidence to work resourcefully with this knowledge. We believe it is essential to prepare children to not only thrive in but also contribute to life in the 21st century.
The computing curriculum is delivered through timetabled computing lessons but also through technology enhanced learning opportunities embedded in subjects across the curriculum. As part of the computing provision, pupils develop skills within the strands of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Teachers deliver units of work using mobile hardware that enables all pupils to have access to their own personal device. In the Early Years, classrooms are richly resourced with technology that facilitates learning through play, with a range of toys and devices that promote achievement in all areas of learning.
As well as a central hub of equipment shared across the school, each classroom is equipped with tablets that allow pupils to access technology during any lesson. Teachers skilfully plan in opportunities where technology can be used to deepen learning in all curriculum areas however pupils too, are actively encouraged to independently utilise resources in order to maximise the progress they are making. Subject leaders ensure that software that supports curriculum outcomes are available on devices, and these are added to and reviewed frequently.
Empowering learners through technology enables young people to shape their futures and respond innovatively to the challenges of their generation. This philosophy is the heart of our provision at Clapham Manor.