At Sandhills, we see Computing as a key part of preparing children to be responsible, respectful users of technology, who have the skills and understanding to create a range of content and to stay safe online. We look at the Computing curriculum in four main areas: coding, using technology purposefully, online-safety, and computer networks.
We believe a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The skills developed within coding, 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.