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St Faith St Martin Church of England Junior School

We believe that through the study of computing, children are able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that they will need for the rest of their lives.  Computational thinking is a skill children are taught in order to provide them with essential knowledge and skills that will enable them to participate effectively in the digital world.

Our school provides a high-quality computing education which equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. In addition, pupils use information technology as a tool appropriately across the curriculum to support and enrich their learning
Pupils are encouraged to become digitally literate: able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Computing in our school allows pupils to explore the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.  It develops an open minded approach to information technology so that pupils will be able to adapt easily to the information technology systems and approaches they will encounter in their future lives.

Spirituality in Computing
Spirituality features in computing as it can provide an opportunity for children to develop their creativity, critical thinking and ethical awareness. Computing can promote spirituality through the exploration and creation of digital media that explores themes such as belief systems, social justice, and environmental issues. For instance, children can use computing tools to create digital art or music that resonates with their spiritual beliefs or explore ethical issues through coding, such as developing games that promote compassion, helping others and environmental sustainability.

Using technology for spiritual practices encourages children to develop their spiritual awareness and helps them connect with themselves and others in meaningful ways.