Computing is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of our children and their families. Therefore, it is important for us to build in the use of these technologies in order to arm our pupils with the skills to access life-long learning.
Whilst exciting and beneficial both in and out of the context of education, much computer related technology, particularly web-based resources, are not consistently policed. All users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these Internet technologies. We understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on e-Safety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe when using the internet in and beyond the context of the classroom.
Our E-Safety Policy and our Acceptable Use Agreement (for all staff, governors, visitors and pupils) are inclusive of all technologies provided by the school as well as technologies owned by pupils and staff, but brought onto school premises (such as mobile phones).
For help and support in keeping children safe online, the CEOPS website contains a wealth of information and guidance. Also, look out for our regular e-safety parent workshops.