At Ardleigh Green, we want pupils to be MASTERS of technology and not slaves to it. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students’ lives. As Computer Scientists, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely.

We strive for our pupils to be creators, not just consumers of technology, and our broad curriculum, which encompasses computer science, information technology and digital literacy, reflects this thoroughly.

Our FIRST Ethos in Computing

Fit for Life – Our pupils will develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of computer science, including logic, algorithms, data representation and communication.

Inspired to Learn – Our pupils will use a range of technology to solve problems and become engaged, flexible learners.

Ready to Participate – Children will use their knowledge to write computer programs and debug code. They will be able to analyse problems in computational terms and be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Safe and Secure – At Ardleigh Green Digital Literacy is taught regularly, both explicitly and implicitly, so our children are aware of any dangers when working online and know the best ways to behave and contribute safely online.

Trained for Work and Play – Technology allows pupils to share their learning in a range of creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Our knowledge-rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively, which in turn will ensure our pupils become skilful computer scientists.