Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Computing vision and intent at TWS

“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.”             John Dewey, philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer



At TWS we have a clear and simple vision: the children should be online-safe, online-inspired and online-confident.


Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures.  At TWS we will provide all our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing. As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.


Our children have many opportunities to use technology to enhance their learning both in their classrooms and in the computing suite. While all the basic computing skills are covered, eg making a simple Word document or using Paint programs, the children’s experience soon develops and so at TWS, children are beginning to blog, make web pages, create computer games and animation. As they go through the school they will explore augmented reality, social networking and coding. We believe it gives them all the experiences they need to prepare them for 21st century lifestyles. This links with our school drivers of oracy, environment / community, independence, and positive growth.


The use of Computing also enhances and extends our children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst contributing to motivation and the development of social skills.