At Kemball, our Computing curriculum and delivery reflects our school mission;
To maximise each pupil’s potential by enabling him/her to achieve as much independence as possible and to enjoy a quality of life which is both stimulating and rewarding.
Our aim through the computing curriculum is to ensure all pupils are masters of technologies to a level where they are used to assist their learning and daily living. Skills surrounding problem solving are a focus in sessions where staff encourage students to work alongside them in creating solutions for issues that may arise.
Early years and Foundation Stage learning in computing begins through the development of computational thinking. Technologies are introduced which may be specialised to the unique needs of the learners such as switches/iPads/eye gaze technologies etc. This learning is built upon throughout Kemball school and delivers the best education to ensure pupils have ample opportunities to be competent computational thinkers and users of technologies.
Pupils who access non subject specific learning have an over-arching problem solving focus throughout curriculums and this leads into their computing skills alongside the introduction of various technologies appropriate for their level of need.
Our subject specific learners access a weekly session from the Sheffield Scheme of Work, a curriculum tailored to the delivery of the computing curriculum within SEND schools. The scheme of work breaks down computing into elements including
- What is a computer?
- Programming and Algorhythms
These elements are built upon over the years at Kemball through succession planning. A computing loans library is accessed by all classes and includes resources to compliment the curriculum and also to fit with the learning of non-subject specific learners.
Pupils at Kemball School are confident users of technologies. They are able to demonstrate skills such as patience and ‘thinking outside the box’ when solving problems relating to technologies and computational thinking. Through repeated exposure to technologies pupils develop skills to assist them in being independent learners and in generalising skills learnt into both home and future work lives where appropriate.