Brownhill Learning Community

Brownhill Learning Community

ICT and Computing

Our Schools Vison and Values

Our Aim

To identify and meet individual learning needs through a nurturing environment.

Our Objective

• To provide appropriate high quality learning opportunities for all.

• To develop practice partnership working with all stakeholders.

• To create an environment where opinions and views are respected and appreciated.

• To encourage everyone to develop their talents to enable them to take up their rightful place in their communities.

Mission Statement

We believe in a learning community where everyone feels valued, included and achieves.


Intent

At Brownhill Learning Community, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to fill any gaps in their knowledge, gain additional knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever changing digital world.


Knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment.


Our ICT and Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in Digital Literacy, Computer Science, Information Technology and Online Safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology.

These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of topics during the pupils’ time at Brownhill Learning Community to ensure that their learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed to enable them to meet their full potential.


Our intention is that ICT and Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.

Implementation

Our ICT and Computing curriculum is shaped by our school and curriculum vision.

 We teach a curriculum that is tailored to meet the needs of all our pupils.

This is supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression.  This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.


To ensure a broad range of skills and understanding, Computing is taught across three main strands: digital literacy, computer science and information technology.

As part of information technology, children learn to use different software packages and express themselves and develop their ideas through ICT.


Within digital literacy, pupils develop practical skills in the safe use of ICT and the ability to apply these skills to solving relevant, worthwhile problems for example understanding safe use of internet, websites and email.


In Computer Science we teach children to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction,

logic and data representation.


We also teach a progression of computing vocabulary to support children in their understanding.


At Brownhill Learning Community, we give children access to a wide range of good quality resources and provide cross curricular opportunities for children to apply their ICT and Computing knowledge and skills.


Online Safety is taught at the start of every academic year and is visited at different points of the academic year.

Online Safety procedures are communicated with all staff and parents.

Long term plan for ICT and Computing- 2019-2020


Please click on link below for complete Long Term Plan for ICT and Computing, including Qualification Pathways


long term plan for ict and computing

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Impact

The implementation of this curriculum ensures that when children leave Brownhill Learning Community, they are competent and safe users of ICT with an understanding of how technology works.

They will have developed skills to express themselves and be creative in using digital media and be equipped to apply their skills in ICT and Computing to different challenges going forward.

KS4 Qualification Specification information

bcs e-safety brochure


BCS Level 1 Award in E-Safety


bcs level 1- syllabus



BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra)


improving productivitiy using it module


presentation module


spreadheets module


word processing module



NCFE Level 2 in ICT


ncfe level 2 ict specification




For further information, please contact our Curriculum Lead for ICT and Computing, Mr Joe Warmington on 0300 303 8384 Option 1 or email jwarmington@theblc.org.uk

Online Safety

Advice and Guidance for Parents and Children

The safety of your children at our school is a top priority, both in the physical world and the online world.

It is important that we all work together to ensure that our pupils are fully aware of the dangers online.

Pupils are taught how to report any concerns and it is our responsibility to ensure that our pupils are digitally literate.



When using any computer, tablet, or smartphone remember SMART;

SAFE: Don’t give out your own information

MEET: Only meet people you have met online with your parents

ACCEPTING: Only open emails & texts from people you trust

RELIABLE: Some people online tell lies, only talk to real world friends and family

TELL: Tell a parent or adult you trust if something you see online makes you feel uncomfortable


Below are useful links and documents that will help you to better understand the online world and how you can keep your children safe online at home.


https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/