Through our computing curriculum at Rayleigh, we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way. We model and educate pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely, incorporating digital literacy into our Computing curriculum.
We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of online safety issues we currently see with technology/social media is through education, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We explicitly teach and model positive, safe use of technology, with a particular focus on healthy social media usage.
Not only do we want pupils to be digitally literate and competent users of technology, but through our computer science lessons we will support them to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Building knowledge in this subject will prepare pupils for the varied and ever-changing digital world they will encounter in secondary school as well as the wider world.