The school’s aims for computing
Our aim is to produce learners who are confident, discerning and effective users of computers. We strive to achieve this aim by:
The curriculum for Computing
Teachers will use their professional judgement to provide learning opportunities suitable to each child’s age, ability and aptitude, whilst ensuring the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Framework are delivered.
Organisation of Computing Teaching
The format of lessons will vary according to the objectives and activities and may be cross-curricular. In the EYFS there will be opportunities for daily computer activities.
Teaching and Learning Styles
Teachers will employ a range of strategies and use their professional judgement to decide on the most appropriate teaching and learning style for the class, groups of pupils or individual pupils. These may include:
There are 32 laptop computers and 32 i-pads for use by pupils and EYFS have 4 laptops. All equipment is supported and maintained by a Computing Teaching Assistant. We also have regular visits from a technician.
Assessment of children’s progress in Computing is carried out in a variety of ways, which may include;
Safeguarding Children: E-safety
E-safety is taught to all pupils each term guided by the standards set out the in the Cambridgeshire ICT service’s Accreditation of E-safety. We also regularly direct parents to seek advice from Safer Internet. E-safety is a safeguarding issue and all concerns regarding e-safety should be dealt with according to safeguarding and child protection policy. Staff and pupil permitted use of the Internet is described in our Internet Access policy
Health and safety
Staff and children are aware of the need for health and safety to be kept in mind when using Computers.
All children have equality of access to Computing provision, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief.