At Ghost Hill our intent is to ensure our computing curriculum enables children to become confident digital citizens. We seek to educate children on the importance of technology in a safe and supported environment as they become increasingly exposed to it in their everyday lives. We recognise that the ability to use computers and work digitally “is not about computers anymore. It is about living.”
Computing at Ghost Hill intends to develop ‘thinkers of the future’ through a modern, ambitious, and relevant education in computing. We want to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity that will enable them to become active participants in the digital world. It is important to us that the children understand how to use the ever-changing technology to express themselves, as tools for learning and to drive their generation forward into the future. We aim to equip children with the life skills they will need to embrace and utilise new technology to function in a rapidly changing virtual world.
Our progression is based on the ‘Teach Computing’ framework developed by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE). We share their vision for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education. This is why we implement their planning, training and resources at Ghost Hill.
Online Safety Curriculum:
“Before you click, you need to think and tell someone.”
At Ghost Hill our intent is to ensure our online curriculum provides a coherent and progressive way to teach children to be safe in our modern world. We seek to ensure that our pupils are well equipped with an online safety curriculum that is purposeful and provides pupils with the necessary knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe whilst using technology. We wish for them to develop a confidence to safeguard themselves in an ever-changing digital world. We therefore teach our children the mantra – “Before you click, you need to think and tell someone!”
Ghost Hill’s Online Safety Curriculum is based on the work by Project EVOLVE. ProjectEVOLVE resources each of the 330 statements from UK Council for Internet Safety's (UKCIS) framework “Education for a Connected World” with perspectives; research; activities; outcomes; supporting resources and professional development materials. Project EVOLVE seek to “evolve” the online safety messages that children and young people were being taught into something more appropriate; more meaningful; that encouraged reflection; that generated positive outcomes. It was that guiding principle that shaped the vast library of resources at the heart of the project. This mission and specialist knowledge is why we chose to implement the ProjectEVOLVE resources and outcomes.