HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Mr Sacha van Straten

Students from Reception to Year 2 have access to laptops or iPads in their own class and timetabled Computing lessons. Year 3 to Year 8 have Computing lessons which take place in our IT suite. There are many opportunities for children to use the IT facilities to support their learning across the curriculum using tablets or laptops. 

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.  Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy have deep links with Mathematics and Science and provide insight into both natural and artificial systems. The core of Computer Science is teaching children the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Using this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computer Science also ensures that pupils become digitally literate. This enables them to 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. Cyber security and e-Safety are embedded in the course, allowing discussion and development of safe transferrable practise when using all types of digital technology.