Computing and E-Safety
Our intent is to equip children for our ever-developing technological world and to ensure our children behave responsibly online. Computing is woven throughout our curriculum and is an integral part of all learning. We are passionate about e safety and educating our children how to stay safe online.
Our intent is for children to:
- Achieve their absolute potential by having the highest expectations of their learning
- Be confident in the use of a range of technology and to understand its place in today’s world
- Be confident to ask questions and extend their knowledge.
- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour and identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
We implement our Computing curriculum through:
- In EYFS, we implement technology through a wide range of technological toys. We use iPads to support reading, phonics and maths as well as teach children about the importance of keeping themselves safe when using electronic equipment and the internet
- Our curriculum sequence of Launch, re Launch and Landing
- Focus groups and challenges within Learning Mission time
- Learning Mission journeys reflect what is being taught, vocabulary, relevant diagrams, photos and knowledge organisers
- Learning mission books that are high quality and show a range of evidence and evidence high expectations
- A creative and innovative approach using a range of high quality ICT resources
- Ensuring staff and volunteers are trained and confident in online safety, identifying and responding to concerns
- Teaching children and young people the skills to stay safe online using advised guidance and through nurture and relationships, mutual respect and trust
- Sharing helpful advice and resources with parents and carers
- Developing robust e-safety policies and procedures
- Regularly reviewing and improving our e-safety provision
- Logging and monitoring any concerns
The National Curriculum provides a structure and skill development for the Computing curriculum being taught. This is linked to our Learning Missions to provide a creative approach tailored to oiur children's needs, which reflects a balanced programme of study.
The impact of this is our children understand the importance of staying safe online and what to do if they have any concerns.
All staff members, parents and children attend an annual 'Go Wise Online' e safety session which provides information, helpful resources and a chance to ask questions to a trained specialist. Parents receive regular internet safety links and are encouraged to speak to staff if they have any questions
We also encourage our families to use the NSPCC guidance found at: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety
Here's what our children say:
"We get to use loads of different pieces of technology. I love programming the Beebots."
"The lego robotics was so much fun. We got to programme them using algorithms to do different things like spin, reverse and jump."
"I know how to keep myself safe when I am online."