To place Computing and Information Communication Technology at the centre of the learning experience for all of our pupils. In doing so, this will help to prepare our pupils for the computing environment of the future.
The aim of Computing is to make learning, interesting, exciting and to make all pupils enthusiastic about learning new Computing concepts. We want to develop all pupils’ learning and in an ever-changing technological world ensure that all of our pupils can embrace new technology and use it to improve their learning.
How we use Computing and ICT at Croft Community School
Pupils at our school have one timetabled lesson of Computing each week in Key Stage 3 and Year 10. Pupils in Year 11 have 2 lessons per week. Computer technology is however used widely throughout the curriculum. Key Stage 3 pupils can complete up to two mini projects each half term as part of their coursework. At Key Stage 4 pupils have the opportunity to complete an accredited course in either, Entry Level Functional Skills 1, 2 or 3 or Creative iMedia.
At Croft Community School we have a designated computer suite and there are several computers in each classroom. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and are linked to a printer. We have several banks of iPads, Kindles and laptops available for whole school use. We recently acquired two portable interactive screens that can be adapted to cater for individual pupil needs.