Computing

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Through linking computing with other subjects such as mathematics, science, writing and design we aim to deliver an excellent curriculum that fosters a real love for computing.

Through engaging and relevant activities that link to other subjects our teachers deliver lessons that aim to teach pupils the principles of information and computation. We use software that includes Word, Excel, Purple Mash, Scratch (coding), Audacity. We teach pupils how digital systems work and how to then use this knowledge through programming.

High standards of literacy and mathematical language are encouraged within computing to help children become digitally literate, so that they are able to use and express themselves through information technology.


Online Safety

Why Digital Literacy?

Online Safety is embedded across every computing lesson that the children receive. Children and young people today are using the immense power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined. With this power, young people have extraordinary opportunities, and yet they face many potential pitfalls. Meanwhile, schools are dealing with the associated ramifications – for example, cyberbullying, digital cheating, desensitisation and the lack of understanding of permanency and replication. These safety and security concerns underscore the need for children and young people to learn — and for teachers to teach — digital literacy and citizenship skills and for schools to support their pupils to act responsibly and to use the internet in a better way.