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Computing Subject Leadership

At Gilded Hollins, all pupils have the right to a rich and balanced experience of computing. We teach computing through a ‘Computational Thinker’ approach to attitudes and skills. We recognise that a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity and problem-solving skills to understand and improve the world in which they live. Through learning the skills of pattern recognition, algorithm design and coding we aim to create a culture where making mistakes is a normal part of problem solving, children persevere in order to find solutions, problems are considered in imaginative and unusual ways and peer collaboration through sharing ideas and teaching each other becomes the norm.

A wide range of resources are used in meeting the requirements of the Computing Curriculum. These include laptops, iPads and apps, sound recording devices, Lego WeDo software, Beebots, Sound Pegs, IWBs, Microsoft Office Suite, 2Simple, Scratch, Hopscotch and Reading Plus to name but a few.

Most, if not all of our children, will one day have jobs and careers which will incorporate the computing skills they learn today. Our aim is to ensure they leave us as digitally literate problem solvers.

Computing at Gilded Hollins

Safer Internet Day 2021 was celebrated in the UK with the theme: 

An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world

 

 

Separating fact from fiction: Half of young people encounter misleading content online on a daily basis

Research reveals the new challenges young people face in identifying misleading content, at a time when being online is more important than ever

  • 77% of young people say being online is a more important part of their life than ever before, with 65% enjoying online lessons during lockdown amidst school closures
  • 48% of young people are seeing misleading content every day, with more than one in 10 seeing it more than six times a day - often leaving them feeling annoyed, upset, sad, angry, attacked or scared
  • 43% of young people have noticed their friends and peers sharing misleading content (such as fake news) online
  • 62% of young people have had friend requests from people they don’t know
  • 59% of young people are aware they have a responsibility to report potentially damaging, harmful or misleading content online, but overall are more likely to block misleading content (21%) than report it (16%)

 

At Gilded Hollins, we spent the day looking at these topics, ensuring that pupils understand how to stay safe at all times on the internet.

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