A high-quality computing education equips learners to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing is a challenging subject and one that prepares learners for a range of careers. Learners can apply the skills taught; resilience, analysis and critical thinking in a range of subjects. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology. The core of computing is computer science, in which learners are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, learners are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that learners become digitally literate; able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.
Staff at all levels across the Academy feel genuinely supported and feel grateful to work in a high-trust environment where they will readily take risks. This impacts on the quality of learning and teaching thus enhancing student learning experiences.