At Redhill, pupils learn how to use and design digital systems while also learning more about how to be responsible, respectful and safe users of information technology in an online, inter-connected world.
The ICT and Computer Science curriculum at Redhill provides a progressive framework within which children learn about how computer systems are physically designed and built as well as how to use them to produce a range of products of their own. Whether using spreadsheets, graphic design software, coding programmes or experimenting with sounds and music, pupils at Redhill are taught to become digital designers, making creative, innovative and justified decisions about how to use applications and software skills to produce polished products of their own.
Digital literacy has a central place in the teaching of ICT and Computer Science, making our pupils more critical of information that is presented to them on the internet as well as teaching them to think carefully about the impact their own conduct has on others and their own digital footprint. Through carefully designed e-safety lessons, Redhill pupils not only learn about the importance of protecting themselves and respecting others in an online world, but are also taught to think about their own well-being by thinking about issues such as ‘screen-time’ and the challenges to self-esteem that can come with linking to others online. E-safety workshops for parents help link home and school, providing parents and carers with important guidance on how to guide and protect children when using games, websites and online forms of communication