The school believes that Information Communication Technology (ICT) and computing:
The use of ICT 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 Lyne and Longcross C of E (Aided) 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:
Teaching and Learning
Lyne and Longcross C of E (Aided) Primary School use a scheme of work by iCompute. The scheme of work provides full statutory coverage for the new Primary Computing Curriculum 2014. Modules are planned in line with the national curriculum and allow for clear progression. Modules will be designed to enable pupils to achieve stated objectives. Pupil progress towards these objectives will be recorded by teachers as part of their class recording system.
Cross curricular links
As a staff we are all aware that ICT and computing capability should be achieved through core and foundation subjects. Where appropriate, ICT and computing should be incorporated into schemes of work for all subjects e.g composing and sending an e-mail in a English lesson.
Health and safety
The school is aware of the health and safety issues involved in children’s use of ICT and computing. All portable appliances are tested by a trained member of staff on a yearly basis. All fixed electrical appliances in school are tested by an LA contractor every five years and all portable electrical equipment in school is tested by an external contractor every twelve months. It is advised that staff should not bring their own electrical equipment in to school but if this is necessary, then the equipment must be pat tested before being used in school. This also applies to any equipment brought in to school by, for example, people running workshops, activities, etc. and it is the responsibility of the member of staff organising the workshop, etc. to advise those people. All staff should visually check electrical equipment before they use it and take any damaged equipment out of use. Damaged equipment should then be reported to the bursar who will arrange for repair or disposal and withdraw from use immediately.