The Computing Lead in school is Jodie Ward.
The use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate, and present information.
At Beckers Green Primary School we recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively.
The school’s aims are to:
·Provide a relevant, challenging, and enjoyable curriculum in computing for all pupils
·Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for ICT and computing
·To respond to new developments in technology
·To equip pupils with the confidence and capability to use ICT and computing throughout their later life
·To enhance learning in other areas of the curriculum using ICT and computing
·To develop the understanding of how to use ICT and computing safely and responsibly especially the online environment
Keeping children safe online is a key part of our curriculum. Online safety is taught in Computing lessons using materials from Teach Computing, in PSHE lessons using material from JIGSAW scheme and through Project Evolve weekly sessions.
Project Evolve promotes open discussion between children and adults, providing appropriate questions alongside information to help challenge children's misconceptions concerning online safety. The toolkit is based on the UK Council for Internet Safety's "Education for a Connected World," which covers a range of knowledge, skills and behaviours which reflect online lives from early years through to adulthood. The programme guides teachers to the areas they should be discussing as the children develop their use of online technology.