Accrington Benjamin Hargreaves C.E. (VA) Primary School
We, at Benjamin Hargreaves, strive for excellence and enjoyment in education by providing a safe, secure, caring family environment, where all are valued and respected as individuals. We will endeavour to enable them to reach their full potential, whilst growing in their love and understanding of the Christian Faith.
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 Benjamin Hargreaves CE 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 purpose of this policy is to state how the School intends to make this provision.
AIMS OF SCIENCE POLICY
Our Computing Policy follows The National Curriculum 2014 for Computing Guidelines and aims to ensure the curriculum:
The minimum teaching time for Computing in each year group is one hour per week. The school follows the ‘Switched on Computing’ scheme of work to ensure appropriate coverage of skills.
Early Years Foundation Stage:
By the end of Key Stage 1 pupils should be taught to:
By the end of Key Stage 2 pupils should be taught to:
As well as during each lesson, assessment is carried out throughout the year, across the school. In each class, teachers use KLIPs assessment grids for three identified children across the ability range. The grids are highlighted as the skills are achieved and used to inform assessment.
Monitoring and evaluation
Computing is now being included in our whole school monitoring cycle. The Subject Leader follows the School Self Evaluation for Subject Leaders’ Guidelines and is achieved through;
Health and Safety
The school is aware of the health and safety issues involved in children’s use of ICT and Computing.
All fixed electrical appliances in School are tested by a LA contractor every five years and all portable electrical equipment in School is tested by an external contractor every twelve months. Staff are advised not to bring their own electrical equipment into 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 into 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 Subject Leader or Headteacher who will arrange for repair or disposal.
Children should not put plugs into sockets or switch the sockets on.
Trailing leads should be made safe behind the equipment.
Liquids must not be taken near the computers.
Magnets must be kept away from all equipment.
Safety guidelines in relation to Interactive white boards will be displayed in all classrooms.
eSafety guidelines will be set out in the eSafety and eSafeguarding Policy.