Computing and IT

At Fairlawn, we strive to give children the technical knowledge and skills to thrive in the ever changing technological world. Our modern curriculum includes computer programming and the use of up-to-date technologies such as 3D printing. We provide every opportunity for learners to communicate and collaborate through online technologies.
Our excellent computer:child ratio provides the opportunity for children to acquire independence and competence, which can be applied across the whole curriculum. Our computer suite uses dual-boot computers so children can learn on both Windows and Mac platforms. Children also learn how to best use the internet for learning, at the same time as keeping themselves safe. Our aim is to create digitally literate citizens as well as highly skilled users of technology.

Fairlawn2014 199To further enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum, we have sets of iPads for each year group. These tablets provide learning opportunities that would not ordinarily be possible. All curriculum areas benefit from the provision of our iPads. Apps are carefully selected and downloaded to best help children move forward in different subjects areas. Children can learn from educational applications or can even record their own explanations for other children to learn from.


Digital Leaders

Fairlawn’s digital leaders is a dedicated team of Year 5 and 6 students who are passionate about all things IT. The team is available to support teachers and children during IT and computing lessons, offering up their fantastic knowledge. They are experts in online safety and are the first point of call for any child who has a question or concern about anything they have seen online. During an after school club, they get to try out new and exciting gadgets and programmes, demonstrating this to staff who will be teaching this unit in the future. They are a great help to the school!

Learn more about our digital leaders here

View our Computing and IT curriculum here

View our Computing and IT policy here