Welcome to ICT
Working out how to best prepare our children for their futures from a computational based perspective is a challenging but exciting job. With technology moving at such a fast pace, it is hard to predict what the future will hold. I have been at Gateway for five years and have been fortunate enough to teach in six countries, including Australia, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Technology is always developing and here at Gateway we believe it is vital that we prepare our pupils to adapt to these changes and use technology in a productive and safe way. Computing at Gateway focuses on 3 main areas:
- Pupil Safety
- How information is sourced, interpreted and shared
- Computational thinking to design, create, improve and re-improve code
By doing this we believe we provide our pupils with an excellent platform on which to move on to further study – not just in computing, but in their lives both inside and outside of the classroom.
The International Society for Technology in Education states that “computational thinking is not confined to the specific study of computers but is a skill to enhance deeper thinking and discovery.”
Adam Atkinson, Head of ICT