We have a clear and simple vision: the children should be online-safe, online-inspired and online-confident.

Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. At Petteril Bank School we provide our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing. As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.

The children have many opportunities to use technology. While all the basic IT skills are covered, eg making a simple Word document or using Paint programs, the children’s experience soon develops and so at Petteril Bank our children are beginning to blog, make web pages, create computer games and animation. As they go through the school, they explore augmented reality and social networking, coding and as well as generating content for younger children. We believe it gives them all the experiences they need to prepare them for 21st century lifestyles.

The use of Computing also enhances and extends our children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst contributing to motivate the development of social skills.

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.