Through our computing curriculum we aim to give students at Seven Hills the life-skills that will enable them to use technology in a safe and socially responsible way so that they can take an active part in society and are able to engage with new technologies as they develop. At Seven Hills we want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and our curriculum to be accessible to every student.
Whilst Computing is not taught as a discrete subject in the Developmental pathway, students are given opportunities to develop their skills in using a range of technology in order to support communication, self-expression, creativity and enjoyment in learning. We also use technology to assist with life skills and to develop independence, in order to prepare our students for life beyond school.
Students’ computing skills and understanding are developed in order to access learning, leisure and essential support for living effectively in an increasingly digital world. We aim to give pupils high quality, enjoyable and memorable learning experiences through access to a range of digital software and hardware.
Students’ functional understanding of computing is developed to support communication, enable creativity and to inform and enhance life-long learning.
We recognise that our young people need a strong, but age-appropriate, understanding of how to keep safe when using modern computing technology and the internet. This will then allow them to feel protected, well-informed and able to self-regulate when using technology and the internet and all it has to offer.
We want our students to gain the ability to operate in the 21st century workplace and our Computing curriculum aims to provide them with the key digital skills to support them in this area. We encourage students to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent users of technology but, through our Computing lessons, we enable them to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We provide our students with a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens.