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St Mary's Academy

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Computing at Beaminster St Mary's


Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching Computing at Beaminster St Mary’s Academy we intend to equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. It is our intention that pupils become digitally literate to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a safe and responsible way. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.

In addition, pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology and we have found links to other areas of our curriculum to make learning fun and engaging for our pupils.


All of our subjects include the same curriculum drivers, these are:



  • We aspire for pupils to embrace challenge with a growth mindset and show curiosity, independence and resilience in all that they do.


  • We aspire for pupils to become wise, respectful learners.


  • We aspire for pupils to become emotionally mature with a depth of language that enables them to share ideas effectively.


  • We aspire for pupils to become emotionally literate, tolerant, and appreciative of an ever-changing global environment.