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At St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School we believe in a high-quality computing education to equip pupils to use thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We want our pupils to become digitally literate so they are able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Through our Curriculum Vehicle curriculum we ensure pupils are aware of career opportunities and can learn from expertise. It should be part of our daily lives so pupils can use it responsibly and safely.


Computing is an integral part of everyday life and so, here at St. Patrick's, we are keen to ensure all of our pupils develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to participate positively in a rapidly changing world.


We aim to help each child to develop into a;


Digital citizen – who is safe and responsible

Digital creator – who is logical and creative

Digital communicator – who is digitally literate.




The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation;
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems;
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems;
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology;


At St. Patrick's we aim to make a difference and so seek out inspirational people that we can learn from.


"The Best of the Best!"

 Tim Berners-Lee.

"He wove the World Wide Web and created a mass medium for the 21st century. The World Wide Web is Berners-Lee's alone. He designed it. He loosed it on the world. And he more than anyone else has fought to keep it open, nonproprietary and free."

—Tim Berners-Lee's entry in Time magazine's list of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century, March 1999.[22]


According to Tim Berners-Lee "we need diversity of thought in the world to face new challenges."