With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill that all children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world.
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. We follow a core ‘Rising Stars: Switched On’ scheme, incorporating 'Education for a Connected World', Project Evolve and Internet Legend resources, which cover all eight aspects of online safety education:
Self-image and Identity Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle
Bullying Online Relationships
Managing Online Information Privacy and Security
Copyright and Ownership Online Reputation
Our scheme has full National Curriculum coverage. Each computing unit is relevant to the pupils’ lives, requiring them to solve a real-life problem and helping them make connections and see the ‘big picture’. There are close links with our RSHE planning, and wider cross-curricular links are fully integrated so that pupils continually practice and improve the skills they learn, ensuring they become digitally literate and are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in an ever-changing world.
Netherseal St.Peter’s takes internet safety extremely seriously. We have an Online Safety Policy that provides guidance for teachers and children about how to use the internet safely and Me-safety is addressed in every computing unit so that children understand how to stay safe when using technology.