Information and Communication Technology (ICT) contributes to the children by preparing them to participate in a rapidly changing society in which we work. This, and other activities, are increasingly dependent on ICT.
The use of ICT ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Using this throughout the curriculum encourages critical thinking, imagination, creativity, problem solving, initiative, independence, teamwork and reflection.
The core of ICT is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
At St George’s we seek to provide the children with opportunities to develop the computational thinking and ICT knowledge through a comprehensive Computing curriculum. We do this by investing in up to date hardware and software and by ensuring staff have access to the latest tools and teaching information.