A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which 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 also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Create and Character
Create and Character
Within the National Curriculum Citizenship and Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education are compulsory subjects that aim to provide young people with the essential knowledge they need to make safe decisions and live happy and successful lives as adults. At Salmon’s Brook we believe that our CREATE and Character curriculum is fundamental to all the learning undertaken within other specialist subjects. As one of our core subjects we aim to give pupils the opportunity to explore our CREATE values and Character traits as well as essential elements of Citizenship, PSHE, British values, Religious Education / spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and PSHE. We recognise that all our young people face difficult situations in their lives. Our CREATE and Character curriculum can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.
At Salmons Brook School we value the holistic development of all learners and the curriculum areas taught within the Humanities are integral in ensuring our pupils grow into citizens who have a well-rounded view and understanding of the world they live in – our history, culture, diversity and geography.
Our KS3 curriculum has been designed with a combined Humanities approach. Pupils are guided through enquiry-based learning with big-picture thinking of individual subjects throughout the Autumn and Spring term before exploring how these subjects interconnect in the real world within the summer term.