Subject leader: Izzy Hammond
Deputy: Stuart Brown
Technology plays an ever increasing part of our students lives and at Charing CE Primary School we want pupils to learn to be masters of technology and not slaves to it. Our computing lessons, and wider curriculum aims to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to learn how to use technology to create and innovate, and our curriculum, based on the three core strands of computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this aim. We use technology, including social media, to model positive use and recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology/social media is through effective and early education.
We use Purple Mash to help our pupils to access the tools for the curriculum, both at school and at home. If you would like to help you child at home with computing, please ask the class teacher for a parent code, which will allow you to login to see what your child is doing in school.
We teach the children to be safe online, thinking about the 4Cs of online safety: Conduct, Content, Contact and Commerce, in all areas of the curriculum and share information about the latest apps and games on our newsletter each week. If you have a concern about a specific app or game, or your child’s online behaviour, please talk to Mrs Nunn (FLO) or Mrs Hammond (Computing and Safeguarding Lead).