At Shirehampton Primary School, we aim to educate children on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology and social media is through education. We use Teach Computing to deliver key computing lessons in addition to Project Evolve to teach the children about online safety. Project Evolve is a toolkit based on UKCIS framework "Education for a Connected World" (EFACW) that supports children to live knowledgeably, responsibly and safely in a digital world. Finding the right balance with technology within education is key to a healthy lifestyle.
Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in children’s lives. Our aim is to enable all our pupils and staff to be confident, competent, and independent users of technology. We aim to use computing where appropriate to motivate and inspire pupils and raise standards across the curriculum. We will ensure teachers have the necessary training to deliver an up to date curriculum. We will ensure that children are aware of the possible risks when using the internet through a rolling programme of Online Safety assemblies and specific lessons as well as making sure the rules are displayed in each classroom area. Children and parents will be advised on the procedures and any breach of these will be noted and parents informed when necessary. Parents and children will be given any information necessary to keep them safe online both inside and outside of school.
The computing curriculum handbook detailing the progression of how this subject is taught across our school, can be found here.