We are preparing our children for a computerised World that does not yet exist. We want to give our children the skills to navigate this world and the resilience and understanding to keep safe whilst they do so.
We want to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity that will enable them to become active participants in the digital world. We teach them to develop determination and resilience when faced with challenges ensuring they have the skills to overcome these. It is important to us that the children understand how to use the ever-changing technology available to express themselves, as tools for learning and as a means to drive their generation forward into the future.
Whilst ensuring they understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with online experiences, we want children to develop as resilient, respectful, responsible and confident users of technology, aware of measures that can be taken to keep themselves and others safe online.
To do this we:
Have a compressive, sequential e-safety curriculum to ensure that safety of our pupils is paramount. We take online safety very seriously and we aim to give children the necessary skills to keep themselves safe online. Children have a right to enjoy childhood online, to access safe online spaces and to benefit from all the opportunities that a connected world can bring them, appropriate to their age and stage.
Constantly revisit E-safety in other curricular areas and on focus days.
Allow our children time to explore and navigate a range of technologies and computerised tools
Use PRIMM – ‘prepare, run, investigate, modify and make’ to deepen computing knowledge
Have opportunities to present work in different ways
Use computing as a tool to enhance our learning in other subject areas
Children are prepared for the additional access to technology that the next part of their learning journey will bring them. They can critically evaluate information knowing what information is relevant, reliable and accurate. They can use simulations and their knowledge to improve and modify these where appropriate.
Most importantly, they know how to stay safe both inside and outside of school and understand how to be respectful whilst online. They are aware of the links between appropriate behaviour off-line and how these attributes must be adhered to in online situations. They have the key skills to build on and develop for the ever-changing future. They understand fully how our RIGHT behaviours are as important online as offline.