“The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.”
– Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of WWW
At Bedgrove Junior School we want to inspire all children to be MASTERS of technology and not slaves to it. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate and challenge our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be successful as creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school we utilise technology to model positive use. We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Our knowledge rich curriculum has to be balanced and challenge pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists. We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible. We want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and hope by the end of Key Stage 2 children have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to succeed at any task and challenge set by teachers.