Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our learners’ futures. At Long Whatton, we will provide all of our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing. As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle it is essential that all our learners gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. Our computing curriculum opens doors to a deeper understanding of this world around us.
At Long Whatton, we believe that it is imperative that all of our learners are aware of the benefits and risks of the internet and how to safeguard themselves in this area. As a result, e-safety is a vital life skill which is embedded into our computing curriculum. Learners are aware of what personal information should be kept private and confidential, and understand how to report negative behaviour online, creating a positive and safe digital space for all to learn and strive.
A high-quality computing education equips learners to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing is incorporated throughout all areas of the curriculum ensuring that our children become digitally literate and are able to develop their ideas in a way that will enable them to become successful digital citizens in primary school, secondary school and in their future workplace.