At Gatton Primary we believe that all pupils should become logical and computational thinkers, who are digitally literate and use and apply information technology to communicate their ideas. Children at Gatton Primary do this through Google Classroom. Children complete a range of work across the curriculum using programs such Google Slides, Google Docs and Google Forms to create reports and presentations linked to their learning inside and outside of school.
We recognise that technology is an integral part of everyday life and strive to equip our pupils to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving digital world. We aim to offer our pupils with a computing curriculum that prepares them for life in the digital 21st century and a connected world.
The computing national curriculum is broadly divided into three main strands.
As a school our curriculum has been carefully planned to develop pupils' knowledge and skill in all three areas. This is further augmented by work across the curriculum where IT skills are used and the whole school E-safety policy is reinforced. We have included our core SMART rules as part of our Gatton Golden Guide to indicate the importance we place on pupils use of technology safely
The school follows the Switched on Computing Scheme.
“Everyone should know how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think!”