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We aim for all children at St Joseph's to be confident in digital literacy and computer science by the time they leave Year 6. Computing at St Joseph's is age appropriate, and children are encouraged to use technology in a safe and controlled manner in order for them to develop their understanding of algorithms and programming, thus making the children prepared for later life.
We intent to do this by:
Long, medium and short term planning that challenges pupils to develop their understanding of computer science and digital literacy by using a variety of IT including; Beebots, Espresso Coding and word processing software.
Safety and Security
All parents are asked to sign the Internet Access Form, which clearly states expectations for pupils when using the internet as a resource at school. All children have access to the internet with supervision.
The Internet system is provided through our internet provider, through the Local Authority and is protected from unsuitable material by an accredited filter. In addition to this filtering, the school also has its own in-house system to monitor computer usage and receive technical support from St. Wilfrid’s.
As part of the Computing curriculum, internet safety and security is taught half termly as a discrete lesson, as well as linked throughout the curriculum. The teaching of E-Safety to our pupils is in age-appropriate stages as they move through the school.