"Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; 9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this."
ICT is an embedded and essential part of our curriculum. In addition to supporting learning across the curriculum, ICT skills are taught through discrete lessons, providing clear progression across the school. Year group laptop trollies and iPads enable children to be taught specific computing skills as a whole class, as well as to practise and apply their skills in other curriculum areas, sometimes in small groups with a teaching assistant.
All our classrooms have interactive whiteboards, and other hardware, such as voice recorders, digital cameras and iPads, which are available to children and teachers to support teaching and learning, as well as a variety of software and carefully selected online resources such as Education City and Scratch.
As well as learning basic ICT skills to enable students to be ‘Digitally Literate’, using software such as Microsoft Office, pupils will also have fun programming animation, developing interactive games and developing apps and much more besides – broadening their computing skills.
Children are encouraged to use the internet at all times in a safe way. They are explicitly taught about e-safety using age-appropriate material and advice from CEOP (Centre for Child Exploitation and Online Protection). The school’s computer system has filtered access to the internet. Parents and pupils are also required to sign an appropriate usage form to ensure that they understand the risks and sanctions relating to misuse of the system in and beyond the school.