Computing Vision

Computing and computer technology underpin today’s modern lifestyle therefore it is essential that all pupils grow and develop their confidence and skills through the effective teaching of computing. At Parkhill Junior School, we strive to ensure children are online-safe, online-inspired and online-confident. We actively promote the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world that is increasingly dependent upon technology. We provide children with ample opportunities to use technology. Blogging, augmented reality, animation and designing allows our children to make real world, life-long connections. At Parkhill Junior School, the teaching of computing enhances and extends children’s learning, across all subject areas; it encourages children to think computationally, preparing them as citizens for the current and future digital community.

With generous access to devices, 60 portable laptops, 20 ipads, as well as 15 VR headsets we ensure each child will be able to access the Internet and use the World Wide Web in a safe and respectful way. They will understand the necessary precautions to take, to stay safe and know where to seek help. No child will feel threatened or unsafe whilst online at school or at home. Children will also utilise the Web efficiently to enhance their learning of all subjects. We highly value the positive impact technology can have in providing a high-quality education (Article 28).

As a school we believe that every single child can achieve academic success in computing and gain more computing skills regardless of their starting point.


Children will be able to:
*understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms, and data representation

*analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

*evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

*Children will be responsible, competent, confident, and creative users of information and communication technology. 


 DFE Computing programmes of Study DFE Computing Curriculum
 National Online Safety National Online Safety
 Monthly online safety newsletter Sent out monthly from Knowsley City Learning Centre.
 Understanding social networking sites and how to keep children safe. Common Sense Media  
 Great advice to help keep children safe. Think u know 
 Safety information for the whole family Microsoft protect  
 Report any illegal content on the internet Internet Watch  
 Keep up to date with any e-safety issues ChildNet  
 Safety information for parents  Safer Internet  
 Information on gaming safely with resources for parents and children. Get Game Smart  
 Understand and share the world of social networking websites Make it Secure.  
 Discuss concerns, feelings and worries. Childline


Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders are pupils who promote online safety in and outside of school.

We are pupils who remind others about using technology safely and respectfully. Our job as Digital Leaders is to ensure everyone has the right to access information safely and to voice their opinion.