The Why:

Carrington’s Vision for the Whole-School Curriculum

Our unique children deserve an inclusive, holistic curriculum that shapes them as confident, inquisitive and proud individuals. At Carrington, children know that they matter, they are important and that they bring something to this world that no-one else can.

Through purposeful, broad and rich experiences, we aim for every child to leave us with an empowered voice and a life-long passion for learning, equipped with the skills to go on and be compassionate and active citizens both locally and beyond.

We believe in an ambitious, knowledge-rich curriculum because children are empowered by knowing things. The specifics of what children learn matter and subject traditions are respected, providing the vital inspiration, challenge and confidence to determine their own future.

Carrington’s Vision for Computing

Teaching computing at Carrington Primary School is of paramount importance in today’s digital age. Computing skills equip our learners with the foundational knowledge and practical abilities necessary to navigate an increasingly technology-driven and connected world.

By introducing coding, algorithms, and problem-solving techniques early on, students develop the necessary critical thinking and questioning, creativity and logical reasoning skills. Additionally, computing education fosters computational thinking, enabling students to break down complex problems into manageable components and approach them systematically.

These skills not only empower students to engage with technology but also enhance their abilities to tackle challenges across diverse disciplines. This is increasingly important as computing and technology increasingly impacts, both positively and negativity, on all of our lives. These skills are transferable across the curriculum and beyond.

By instilling a solid understanding of computing concepts at an early age, we can nurture a generation of digitally literate individuals who are well-prepared for the demands of the future.

The What:

The How:

We use the Teach Computing scheme devised by the NCCE.

The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is funded by the Department for Education and supporting partners and marks a significant investment in improving the provision of computing education in England. The NCCE is run by a consortium made up of STEM Learning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.