Computing and ICT

 

COMPUTING

Curriculum Leader: Mrs T.O'Sullivan

INTENT

At St Aidan's, we believe that children should be curious about their learning.  Through our engaging and inclusive curriculum, ‘Live, Laugh, Love, Learn!’ we ensure that children can foster a passion for learning that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. We believe in ensuring that children receive a broad-balanced curriculum; where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential. 

We believe an exciting and engaging curriculum is one of the key foundations of any successful school as we want our learners to be highly motivated as we feed that thirst for knowledge and of course provide the opportunities to develop existing skills while discovering new ones.

At St Aidan's, 'Every child matters and more importantly, they know they matter!'

This document is a statement of the aims, principles and strategies for the teaching of, and use in learning of ICT at St Aidan’s C.E. Primary School. ICT now permeates all aspects of life in a modern technological society. It is the entitlement of every child to have access to ICT, in order to enrich his/her learning.

Our aims are to ensure that all pupils:

  • will be taught to use ICT and information sources effectively to find things out; develop ideas and make things happen; exchange and share information; and review, modify and evaluate work as it progresses, as required by the National Curriculum for ICT 2014
  • will develop an understanding of the uses, importance and limitations of ICT in the modern world including the need to avoid undesirable materials (also see separate online safety policy and anti-radicalisation policy)
  • will have regular and equal access to a broad and balanced ICT experience across the whole curriculum
  • will develop a positive attitude to ICT and develop their ICT capability through both independent and collaborative working
  • take charge of their learning and become independent in their use of ICT
  • will use ICT to support, extend and enhance their learning

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  • all pupils will have a regular taught ICT input (integrated throughout the broad-balanced curriculum) with equal opportunity to develop their ICT capability
  • to ensure progression in the development of pupils’ ICT capability, planning will be based on the ICT National Curriculum Programme of Study 2014
  • ICT will be included at all levels of curriculum planning to support, extend and enhance teaching and learning providing lots of cross-curricular experiences and opportunities
  • Pupils are motivated and nurtured to reach their full potential
  • ICT work will be differentiated by groupings, work set, provision of additional support and extension activities where appropriate
  • during English and Maths lessons, teachers will plan to use the computers, where appropriate
  • pupils’ ICT capability will be monitored and assessed according to the schools Assessment Policy
  • teaching and recording will be done through a variety of formats and styles
  • teachers will evaluate, review and continue to improve the effectiveness of ICT in their classroom
  • pupils’ progress in ICT will be reported to parents through an annual written report

 Internet and Email

Pupils will be protected from having access to undesirable materials by:

  • close adult supervision
  • using only web sites which have recently been checked for content by an adult
  • working online, with an understanding that they will be held accountable for their own actions, as outlined in the ‘Golden Rules’ for staying safe document
  • knowing that if they see something which upsets them that they switch off the monitor and tell an adult
  • for the storage of temporary files, pupils will either have class or personal directories on the computer network
  • computers will at all times be accessible and ready for use in the classrooms, ICT suite or shared areas
  • hardware and software provision will be reviewed each year and regularly checked and updated by the technician
  • training and resources will be reviewed and made available each year for all school staff according to need and budget
  • ICT requirements, schemes of work, pupil progress, purchase of resources will be developed by the ICT leader and reported to the Headteacher and governors termly

Equal Opportunities

 Children will be encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards people of different ethnic groups, cultures, beliefs, gender and ability. It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that all planning is completed and available upon request. We are an inclusive school and all areas of the curriculum will be available irrespective of race, gender, orientation, ability, ethnicity and social circumstance.

SEN

Work will be differentiated to meet the needs of all pupils and pupils with Special Educational Needs may be given support from other adults/agencies. Support will be identified on Individual Pupil Profiles.

IMPACT

  • Pupils know how to use ICT and information sources effectively to find things out; develop ideas and make things happen; exchange and share information; and review, modify and evaluate work as it progresses, as required by the National Curriculum for ICT 2014
  • Pupils develop an understanding of the uses, importance and limitations of ICT in the modern world including the need to avoid undesirable materials
  • Pupils acquire a positive attitude to ICT and develop their ICT capability through both independent and collaborative working
  • Pupils take charge of their learning use ICT to support, extend and enhance their learning

 

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