Technology is an increasingly pervasive part of day-to-day life. As such, an inherent understanding of the range of benefits offered through the effective, safe and responsible use of technology is essential for all. However, in such a rapidly changing environment, it is important that this understanding is coupled with a developing knowledge of how and why technological systems work in order to allow young people the opportunity to appreciate, accommodate and play their role in future technological innovation.
The Federation of St. Joseph’s recognise the potential that technology offers for supporting and enriching teaching and learning in school, as well as the need to teach elements of the computing curriculum discretely.
- Technology should be used as a tool to enhance teaching and learning in all areas of the curriculum and at St. Joseph’s we aim to:
- Provide an experience of technology in a way that facilitates the development of computing skills, understanding and capability in a systematic manner.
- Provide activities that are sufficiently challenging to motivate and stretch all pupils.
- Allow all children to use a range of technology regularly.
- Use a range of technology alongside traditional methods so that children can see the potential benefits and shortcomings of the new technology.
- Foster independence, self-reliance, resilience, logical reasoning;
- Facilitate the development of safe and responsible digital citizens.