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St John's C of E Middle School Academy

ICT

Everyone needs to know something about computers. This need is not for technical knowledge of how computer systems work only, but practical knowledge, and a certain amount of “hands-on” experience, of how they are used. It is also essential to appreciate why information technology is used, how it is finding a place in almost every type of work, and some of the consequences for its introduction. These are important skills for everyone, and relate closely to other skills such as organising information, making decisions and solving problems.

The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident, creative and productive use of ICT an essential skill for life. ICT capability encompasses not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques, but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment. ICT capability is fundamental to participation and engagement in modern society.

Our Aim

Our curriculum has been designed to provide opportunities for students to:

  1. Make choices about when and where it is appropriate to exploit technology to support them in other areas of learning and everyday life.
  2. Work creatively and collaboratively, taking different roles in teams.
  3. Be independent, discriminating and reflective when choosing when to use technology.
  4. Use ICT to manage themselves, their work and their learning.
  5. Apply ICT to real-world situations when solving problems and carrying out a range of tasks and enquiries.
  6. Use initiative to find out about and exploit the potential of more advanced or new ICT tools and information sources.
  7. Evaluate their experiences of using ICT, considering the range of its uses and its significance to individuals, communities and society.
  8. Use ICT in other subjects and areas of learning with contexts that are relevant and interesting to them