At Hawkedale we believe that children require digital skills in order to help them thrive and be safe and secure in society. We use digital technology, where appropriate, to ensure learning is engaging, creative and inspirational. We encourage the use of smart technologies in all areas of our curriculum to both reduce teacher workload and improve life-changes for our learners.
We teach computing as discrete weekly lessons, as well as using technology in a cross-curricular manner through our computing scheme, Purple Mash.
Our focused computing lessons focus on the three strands of the computing curriculum: Computer Science (programming or coding, and problem solving), Information Technology (spreadsheets, presentations and manipulating graphics and Digital Literacy (e-safety and selecting appropriate digital content). We use a wide variety of digital technology that is available across the school (including iPads and Chromebooks) to ensure our learners are experienced on a range different digital media.