Our children are prepared for a rapidly changing world through the use of technology at St Jude’s. Our learning environments are equipped with a computer and an interactive whiteboard which are fully networked and have access to the internet. We have 30 high-specification laptops on a mobile laptop trolley, as well as 15 iPads, meaning our children can have access to computing technology at any point during the school day.
We are very proud to have trained and developed our very own ‘Digital Leaders’ at St Jude’s. These children received training from our colleagues at the Connected Learning Centre and are responsible for supporting staff and children in delivering excellent Computing sessions, by helping to set up and monitor equipment and working with children across the school in specific lessons. They have also created a wonderful ‘Online Safety’ video which you can find on our school website.
Computing skills are taught both discretely and cross-curricularly, supporting other areas of learning across the school. In Reception and Key Stage 1, children are taught to use equipment and software confidently and purposefully, to communicate and handle information and to support their problem solving, recording and expressive skills.
In Key Stage 2, our children extend their use of computing that they use for communication, investigation and programming and work to understand how to communicate safely. We use PCs, laptops, floor computers (turtles and roamers), cameras, video and a range of software to support teaching and learning in Computing.
We strive to ensure that our children and staff maintain high levels of diligence and online safety. Our staff and families sign ‘Acceptable Use of Technology’ agreements to ensure the importance of online safety for our children remains at the forefront of our Computing curriculum.
To read a copy of the agreements please click here:
If you have any concerns regarding e-safety please contact a member of our E-Safety Group:
Miss New – Head Teacher
Mr Winn – Computing Lead
Ms Maggie Owolade– Computing Governor
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