At Bronte School children are introduced to computers from an early age and each year group has a dedicated computing lesson every week. The Computer Suite is equipped with Apple iMac computers, with a central Master iMac to allow the teacher to monitor each screen and to assisit and guide each child.
The teaching of computing is an integral part of the National Curriculum and is a key skill needed in modern day life. Computers, tablets, digital cameras and programmable robots are just a few of the tools that we use to to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information.
Bronte School aims to provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable computing curriculum for all pupils. Children here embrace technology and use it to enhance their creativity, knowledge and understanding of the wider world.
Another vital part of their learning in this subject is to be digitally resilient. Using computers and technology is just part of their learning, another key element of this subject is teaching children how to behave, respond and be alert in the digital world. This is done through specific teaching of key areas such as keeping their personal information safe.
Children embed their resilience further by teaching others about the risks online, they do this through organising Safer Internet days and sharing their learning with each other, across the year groups.