The use of Information and Communication Technology is a key skill for everyday life. We recognise that technology can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information, and, as such, is an important tool in teaching and learning. Through our intergrated teach of digital literacy we encourage use of technology throughout the curriculum.
Every classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard. We have netbook for use in classrooms to encourage the intergration of ICT across the curriculum. All pupils have access to our network through a personal logon.
Pupils also need to learn to use computational thinking, understanding how progammes are written and used. They learn to break down tasks (decomposition) and write accurate instructions (algorithms). They are helped to develop analytical skills and the resilience to detect, diagnose and correct faults (debug)
Learning to stay safe in a digital world is a vital skill. We seek to enable all our pupils to assess risk in all areas of school life, this includes teaching them to use passwords to access our network, to use e-mail and the internet. Issues such as cyber-bullying are discussed as part of PHSE.