Philosophy and overview

At St Mary’s we value the contribution that technology can make for the benefit of all pupils, staff, parents and governors. We strive to provide safe opportunities in all subjects to motivate and inspire pupils and raise standards across the curriculum. Everyone in our school community will become lifelong learners equipped to meet developing technology with confidence, enthusiasm and the skills that will prepare them for a future in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. At St. Mary’s we follow a progression of skills document. This allows us to teach and build on skills and knowledge each year. Children are given the opportunity to explore and use a wide range of technology within lessons, allowing them to secure and deepen their understanding. Classes are each allocated a weekly timeslot for the ICT Suite as well as access to class sets of iPads and laptops.




  • To enable our staff and pupils to become competent, confident, and independent users of technology.
  • To provide pupils with the computing skills necessary to become independent learners through a stimulating and challenging curriculum.
  • To experience computing across the curriculum, enriching and extending learning by providing access to a wide range of technology.
  • To provide pupils with opportunities to apply their computing skills in other areas of the curriculum.
  • To promote safe and sensible use of information and technology.
  • To provide continuity and progression in all strands of the Computing National Curriculum at Key stage 1 and 2.
  • To provide pupils with an understanding of the role of computing in the world around them and its importance in the future.
  • To ensure appropriate and equal access to technology for all pupils regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or ability.
  • To commit to the continuous professional development of computing for staff.