ICT teaching has been developed to include the following:
- E-Safety Ambassadors are involved in promoting online safety around the school by delivering online safety lessons, ICT Clubs, staff training and assemblies. They are also actively involved in the planning of the computing curriculum and procurement of new software and technology;
- The school uses eCadet, a structured peer empowerment eSafety scheme, and Purple Mash Digital Leaders to promote safe and responsible learning;
- All teachers and teaching assistants now use iPads to support learning, including reinforcing the rewards programme for the school, as well as using the target tracker app to record assessments (see separate case study for more details);
- We have developed our use of Raspberry Pi to better educate the children in all aspects of coding, and we have a Raspberry Pi certified educator on our staff to take advantage of opportunities provided by the organisation;
- Behaviour management system online, Class Dojo, ensures that children are rewarded for positive behaviour consistently across the school and parents/carers are quickly notified of any behaviours causing concern;
- Parent events are held to support them in understanding e-safety issues and the computing curriculum;
- The iPads also promote home-school learning, as teachers are able to instantly share what the children are learning during the day with the parents/carers at home.