Technology is about the future; it is about changing the world around us to what it might be or should be. Computing especially encourages pupils to think creatively and collaboratively on their projects to challenge their skills and knowledge within the Computing curriculum.
At Hailey Hall, we focus on ensuring the pupils are aware of how to use the internet safely, as well as using relevant software to encourage and prepare them for life beyond Hailey Hall in both further education and in the workplace.
Within the Computing curriculum, we aim to provide cross-curricular links where possible such as Art and Design Technology, as well as incorporating English and Mathematics within their work. Within the curriculum we endeavour to ensure the projects undertaken in Key Stage 3 support and prepare the pupils for the Key Stage 4 qualification.
In the Computing curriculum we aim to allow pupils to develop their skills and knowledge in the following areas:
- To progress the pupils’ competence and confidence with basic Computing
- To ensure pupils have an understanding on how to use the internet
- To gain knowledge on a range of various pieces of
- To gain an understanding on how and why Computing is valuable to the pupils’
- To allow pupils to gain a nationally recognised qualification to support within further
Throughout the projects undertaken by pupils, we endeavour to create links to the future and the world outside of Hailey Hall. In addition to subject specific principles, we aim to develop life skills and self-awareness, which will help the pupils become employable and gain attributes for the workplace. Skills and attributes that are encouraged include:
- Able to work as part of a team as well as an individual
- Communication skills (speaking, listening and presenting)
- Challenging and extending themselves
- Leadership skills
British values are an important aspect at Hailey Hall and within Computing. However, within the Computing lessons staff promote the views and opinions of each pupil ensuring they all have a mutual respect between each other and accept their peers’ faiths and beliefs. Staff regularly reinforce the importance of British values and how they are needed within the school, as well as the workplace in the future.