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Austin Farm Academy

Austin Farm Academy


At Austin Farm Academy our intent for computing is to provide all pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum that prepares them for the digital world, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a technology-driven society. We are committed to ensuring that computing lessons are engaging, inclusive, and purposeful, enabling pupils to develop computational thinking, problem-solving, and digital literacy skills.

We aim to foster a love of computing, stimulating pupils' curiosity and creativity while building their confidence and resilience in using technology. Pupils at Austin Farm will learn a responsible and ethical approach towards online safety, digital citizenship, and the wider impact of technology.

Computing equips pupils with the knowledge and skills to unlock the incredible potential of electronic devices. Computers and computer systems are a fundamental part of modern life which is why a high-quality computing education is essential to equip pupils to become active participants in a digital world. Our curriculum is based on the NCCE (National Centre for Computing Education) and demonstrates the significance of information technology in everyday life and aims to fuel pupils’ aspirations about what digital devices can be used for.

The aims of Computing, as outlined in the National Curriculum are to ensure that all pupils:

  • Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  • Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
  • Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
  • Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.