In ICT we aim to use children’s enthusiasm for modern technology to build their confidence while promoting online safety. The curriculum is carefully balanced, taking full account of the latest government guidelines matched to the cross-curricular needs of the school. To enable all Junior School teachers to participate in this process, we have a large number of computers, interactive whiteboards and other technology throughout the school. Children are encouraged to continue their ICT education at home using USB pens to transfer data between home and school.
A Virtual Learning Environment is being developed which will allow families to log onto the school’s servers from home, opening up a wealth of new opportunities for learning. Since the new ICT suite opened in September 2011, we have been able to add animation and film making to the curriculum. An enhanced computer programming curriculum is due to start in the coming months.