At Robert Blair, we aim to equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world, where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.

It is our intention to enable children to explore, analyse, exchange and present information in a safe way in order to flourish. We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners. It is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.

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Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of computing involves the following inter-related strands; Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. All are taught using a cross-curricular approach linking to half termly topics, ensuring learning is rich and purposeful. The computing curriculum is delivered through a yearly mapped out overview, and by accessing the rich resources on offer. In lessons children use a wide variety of digital resources to ensure access to a wide range of applications and programming systems, such as chromebooks, ipads or other technologies such as Visualisers, Green Screens and Bee Bots and Pro-bots.

We access a range of local experts to enrich and support our provision through workshops with pupils and many educational visits to technology hubs and institutions. From research methods, use of presentation and creative tools and critical thinking, computing at Robert Blair gives children the building blocks which will empower them to pursue a wide range of interests and vocations in the next stage of their lives.


Our children when they leave us will:

  • Be responsible, confident and creative users of technology who are able to apply their computational thinking beyond the computing curriculum.
  • Be digitally literate and able to actively participate in a digital world.
  • Know how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
  • Be able to recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour as well as know a range of ways to report concerns about content.
  • Confidently use and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.
  • Have the ability to ask and answer questions through collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
  • Have a clear understanding of how digital networks work and the services they provide.
  • Be respectful, responsible and competent digital citizens; they will have the knowledge to support themselves and others online.