Computing and E-Safety
If we want to ensure that our Carr Stars aim high & shine bright it is vital that we give them the tools to do so. It is therefore our intent 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 to not only stay safe online but also to remember to be kind online too.
Our intent is for children to:
Be aspirational and achieve their absolute potential by having the highest expectations of their own learning.
Have self belief that they can use of a range of technology and to understand its place in today’s world
Be curious and ask questions that 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.
To make sure we are able to implement our intent, we have scrutinised the three main strands of the Computing curriculum; digital literacy, computer science and e safety. The Computer lead is constantly updating their skills and in regular communication with the computer community within the MAT and service provider. This helps to keep up to date with any trends, changes or dangers within this fast paced and ever changing subject.
We implement our Computing curriculum through:
Using an effective Long Term Plan for teachers to ensure pupils have access to different opportunities to use a range of software to build their digital literacy skills
Implementing high quality planning of computer science that ensures consistency and progress in teaching throughout their time at Carr
When available investing in some outside support with Computer Science
Providing opportunities for professionals to visit the pupils and inspire them
A creative and innovative approach using a range of high quality computing 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 impact of this is that our children:
Have a broad knowledge of digital media
Have an understanding of why computer science is so important to us and have a working knowledge of the basics.
Understand the importance of staying safe online and being kind online. They should know what to do if they have any concerns.
We are constantly checking the impact and looking for gaps through lesson drop ins/observations, learning walks, e folder checks and planning scrutinies and pupil voice questionnaires.