The children at Wavendon Gate School are growing up in a digital age. Our students are participants in a rapidly changing world; a world that is continuously transformed by developing technology. This is why our carefully sequenced, knowledge rich curriculum, seeks to provide a solid foundation that can be built upon beyond the primary curriculum. ‘Digital Citizenship’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate online effectively and safely. Wavendon Gate pupils become informed, well behaved, valuable members of the online community and have the skills to thrive as they step out into the wider world.
With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe that at the core of computing also sits Computer Science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Each year pupils build upon their prior knowledge and are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. The use of ICT across the whole curriculum enhances children’s attainment and motivation to learn.
Our ambitious curriculum is designed to be challenging. We also strive to make connections between our learning and conduct, both inside and outside of school. Wavendon Gate School takes internet safety extremely seriously. Every year group studies a unit of lessons on e-safety and children understand how to stay safe when using technology. We believe that staying safe online is about educating acceptable use and not simply blocking content. Pupils at Wavendon Gate School are taught to have a critical awareness of their own and other’s online behaviour, and develop effective strategies for staying safe and making a positive contribution online.