Good morning, I have recently moved schools to become a HoD of computing at a private school (boo hiss). At the moment the school only has computing lessons in year 9, and thereafter it becomes an optional subject. Thankfully SLT seem quite pro computing and have asked me to come up with a short (2 page) proposal of why we should have computing lessons in year 7 and 8. I am wondering if anyone has ever had to do this before and could offer any advice? I would also be grateful for any suggestions as to stats/data that I could use in my proposal. I am going to go in with the good coders make good problem solvers route but any other arguments to back up my main argument are gratefully received - I may have missed something out.