Through our computing curriculum at High Down Schools, we aim to provide our pupils with the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way. ICT underpins today’s modern lifestyle and it is essential that all pupils gain the skills and knowledge required, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.
We want our students to be confident and competent using a range of technology and our broad and progressive computing curriculum includes computer science, digital literacy and online safety. 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. We encourage staff to embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible.
Through the study of Computing, children are able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that will equip them for the rest of their life. We provide opportunities for the children to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. By the end of Key Stage 2, we want all children to be flexible, creative, responsible and confident users of technology, who are able to choose the best tool to fulfil each task.
At High Down Schools we want our pupils to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community, as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens