Computing Long Term Plan


The aim of our curriculum is for Saint Bernadette’s CVA pupils to have the skills to be independent, critical, motivated and resilient learners in preparation for the next stage of their education and life beyond education.
We aim:
• To facilitate our pupils with opportunities that allow them to gain enjoyment from challenges and
to develop a keen work ethic.
• To equip our pupils with the confidence and competence to use a range of hardware and software
available in the academy and in their everyday lives.
• To respond to new developments in technology with curiosity and criticality.
• To offer pupils opportunities to use Computing as a tool to enhance learning throughout the
curriculum and to collaborate with others.
• To enable our pupils to understand how to use technology safely and responsibly, with
consideration for their mental well being.
• To empower our pupils to be digitally literate and active participants in a digital world.
• To set our pupils on the path to life-long learning through the continual development of their
skills in all areas of computing.
• To expose our pupils to the plethora of opportunities and careers technologies can provide.

Information for Parents

Parents and carers, please take a look at this ‘Digital Document’ providing help and advice in the online world that we live in today. The document provides information which will be relevant to your child’s use of the internet including online gaming and social media.

Parenting in a Digital World Online

National Online Safety has produced a ‘Fortnite Information Guide’ for parents and carers. Please note the recommended age for playing Fortnite is 13+yrs.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Guide for Parents

  • Explore e-safety sites – There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
  • Social Media – Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them. has very useful reviews of social media websites/apps from parents, children and developers.
  • Keep your computer in a shared area – Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online

Here are some very useful sites for parents/carers regarding internet safety.

Watch the parents’ and carers’ guide to the internet.

A parents’ guide to Facebook.

Safety Advice

For parents there are Parental Control/Tools that can be used to limit features of games consoles and mobile phones so that the risks of the technology being misused are reduced.