At Hartford Manor, we recognise that technology is everywhere and that it will likely play a pivotal role in our pupils' lives. Therefore, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them to positively, responsibly and safely participate within an ever changing digital world.
Computing at Hartford Manor is taught through the Teach Computing scheme which is research informed and meets National Curriculum requirements in the three key areas of information technology, digital literacy and computer science.
- Information technology looks at the use of computers for functional purposes, such as collecting and presenting information, or using search technology.
- Digital literacy covers the safe and responsible use of technology, including recognising its advantages for collaboration and communication.
- Finally, computer science introduces children to how computers and networks work. It gives all children the opportunity to learn basic computer programming, from simple floor robots in KS1, up to creating on-screen computer games and programmes by Year 6.
These strands are revisited throughout the key stages to ensure that learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed.
Staff are trained in online safety.