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At Cranfield Church of England Academy, we aspire to provide an exceptional Computing curriculum for our children. We believe a high-quality computing education equips pupils to understand and change the world through logical thinking and creativity. It also ensures that pupils 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.

We invest heavily in computing resources at Cranfield Academy, which include eight computers in each classroom, a Computing Suite with thirty computers, Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms, digital cameras, recording microphones, Smart Response remotes, visualisers, Bee-Bots and a significantly vast and varied array of learning software aimed to enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum! We are proud to have invested heavily in this and look to continue to do so over the coming years.

Our aims for Computing and the use of ICT at Cranfield Church of England Academy are:

Our Computing Curriculum:

“We are journalists!...We are detectives!...We are Opinion Pollsters!...We are Animators...We are Musicians...We are Travel Presenters!”

Our Computing Curriculum learning links as much as possible to our Creative Curriculum topics. At Cranfield, we use “Switched On ICT” as a basis from which to develop our Computing teaching. “Switched On ICT” is a creative scheme that enables the teaching of a rich and varied Prange of computing skills and software around inspiring projects and topics such as those written above! The planning and teaching of Switched On ICT allows Cranfield to ensure the adoption of the new Programmes of Study from the 2013 National Curriculum Framework. Switched on ICT is also used in the Early Years Foundation Stage where planning and teaching allows Cranfield to ensure the adoption of the new Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

If you have any questions about our Computing Curriculum, please do not hesitate to speak to our Computing Leader, Miss J Connell.