Our computing curriculum equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to build the skills and knowledge to understand and change the world. 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.
The school is well equipped with interactive whiteboards and desktop computers in all classrooms, and sets of laptops, Learnpads and programmable toys for use by the children across the school. There is a Code of Conduct policy relating to the use of the internet and children are taught “e-safety” to enable them to use the internet safely.