Computing & E-safety
At Lea School, we recognise the importance of computing and digital literacy to everyday life and how it connects to many other school subjects; we also acknowledge that the successful teaching and acquisition of key computing skills as outlined in the National Curriculum 2014 – analysis of computational problems, evaluation of new technologies, responsible and safe use of information and communications technology and understanding of coding - are critical to the future careers and jobs of all of our pupils, after-all, we live in the digital age. Determined to develop a responsible attitude to the subject and foster a thirst for knowledge, we are guided by the following key values:
- Self-confidence - developing and building up children’s confidence so that they can safely use apps, software and hardware
- Responsibility – promote and encourage the responsible use of technology so that their digital footprints are of the highest standard
- Respect - to be aware and respectful of other users when interacting with all the platforms that they encounter at school and at home.
We subscribe to and use the Department for Education / National Centre for Computing Education approved Teach Computing programme of study and have adapted it according to the needs of our children. It contains both plugged and unplugged lessons and teachers use judgement in condensing lessons based on pupil need. In conjunction with the resources on E-safety found in our PSHE programme of study, we also have a good bank of resources on which to rely within Teach Computing.
Lea School Key Computing Documents
Recommended books to read
Computing and technology around us
Important Computing vocabulary
Useful and interesting websites: