“Work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs – Apple co-founder
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. 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. The skills developed here, such as breaking down problems into manageable chunks, is transferable into all elements of learning. 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, express themselves, and develop their ideas through information and communication technology – as active participants in a digital world. At Sandhills, we are particularly keen on preparing children to be respectful users of technology, with the tools to keep themselves safe online.