Computing is led by Mr Swift.

Computing at Bovingdon Primary Academy is an essential part of our children’s curriculum. It teaches all our students vital skills which they can carry forward throughout the rest of their lives. We aim to provide our pupils with a capability in computing and coding that will allow them to be creative in a variety of practical and inventive ways, spark their curiosity about the world around them and understand the wonderful ways in which we can communicate and connect with others.

Computing is a skill that empowers, and one that all pupils should be given the chance to develop competency in. Pupils who can think computationally are able to conceptualise and solve problems, and put this knowledge into practise across other areas of the curriculum. 

Computing is taught consistently throughout each year group, with new and exciting topics provided every half term. We help the children to develop their proficiency in using a range of devices, navigating programmes and software and teach them the importance of using the internet safely and responsibly.

We hope the children of Bovingdon Primary Academy leave our school with a love of technology and are prepared for the technological advances of today’s world and the future.

Computing Aims

A Bovingdon Primary Academy child will leave at the end of Key Stage 2 with..

  • an understanding of the impact of the digital world on their own relationships, their families and wider communities
  • a feeling of belonging to a global network
  • a shared sense of value and ethos around internet safety
  • experiences and opportunities to use what they know to challenge, change and shape the future
  • an understanding of computing/coding and how history has been shaped by its development
  • knowledge gained to further a deeper understanding of the world and spark curiosity
  • the skills to use computational thinking and creativity to understand the world