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At Langwith Bassett Junior Academy, our approach to Computing is grounded in an absolute belief that every child can develop and use the skills that are now required for the modern technical world. We focus on reasons why children can succeed, rather than excuses about why they will fail. We understand that learning potential is increased through effort and believe passionately that Computing is a key skill which is essential for all aspects of everyday life including independent learning and the world of work. At Langwith Bassett Junior Academy we believe high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We teach a Computing curriculum that develops throughout the stages of school and apply our knowledge throughout our curriculum. We believe all children are technicians and that potentially needs unlocking through vigorous high quality teaching and appropriate challenge. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. 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.