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In a rapidly changing and progressive world, it is clear that technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching computing, we equip children with the appropriate skills to enable them to participate effectively in the modern world and to overcome any challenges that may face them in relation to their use of technology.

It is our intention to ensure children can find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in an effective way across all other areas of the curriculum and in their daily lives. We want children to know more, remember more, think critically and use technology responsibly so that they leave Ryhope Junior School computer literate and well prepared for the range of job opportunities that await them – many of which are not yet in existence! This ambition is in keeping with the school’s motto, ‘Learn to Live’.

Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to them which allow them to become all of these things.