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Turvey Primary School

Turvey Primary School

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Computing

Computing & E-Safety at Turvey Lower School

We believe that all pupils are entitled to be prepared for a technological society by having access to ICT experiences so that they can develop the required knowledge, skills and values that combine to form ICT capability. Opportunities are provided for all pupils to have access to the necessary ICT resources and ICT processes are promoted throughout all curriculum areas. ICT capability (knowledge, skills, values) is developed in all pupils.

The school is particularly well equipped with Information and Communication Technology resources. Each class has at least three desktop computers and there are 20 laptops which can be used by the children.  We also have a bank of Ipads that the children use in a variety of lessons. All children regularly use the equipment throughout the school year, developing their skills through an ever increasing bank of educational programmes. Each class has an interactive whiteboard which has proved to be a valuable teaching aid for both staff and pupils.

We currently follow the Switched On Computing scheme of work in our Computing lessons.

E-Safety at Turvey Lower School

Your children are increasingly using the internet at school and at home from a younger age. At school, we take steps to ensure that your children are aware of how to stay safe online.

We take the safety of the children very seriously and e-Safety is an important part of this. Educating the children about the SAFE use of technology is vital. e-Safety is taught to all of the children within school. Lessons are tailored to the age of the children so appropriate messages are being understood. Children learn about appropriate behaviours online and about how they can stay safe. E-safety is embedded into the curriculum and we also have E-safety week in school which runs in February this year.

In order for the children to be confident in looking after themselves online we have to work with parents and carers. It is important the children get a consistent message from all of the adults in their lives about online safety.

Here are some sites that you might find useful:

Kidsmart

Thinkuknow

Cbbc stay safe

CEOP

CEOP works with a multi-agency approach across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. They protect children from harm online and offline.

No search engine is 100% safe but here are some child friendly alternatives:

CBBC search engine

Safe search for kids

Yahoo for kids