Computing and eSafety

Technology is a very important aspect of our daily lives. Teachers at St Matthew's Primary School recognise that it is important in today’s world that pupils should have a good knowledge and understanding of technology and how it can be used.

 


 

Our teaching aims to develop pupils’ skills in using hardware and software, to develop their ability to use computing devices and tools to support their use of language and communication, and to increase pupils’ awareness of the advantages and limitations of different forms of technology.

Our aims at St Matthew's C of E Primary School are to:

  • To stimulate and promote the use of Computing Technology in order to support, enhance and extend learning opportunities.
  • To develop pupil’s Computing capability, including their knowledge and understanding of the importance of information and of how to select and prepare it.
  • To teach Computing as a specific curriculum area in accordance with the National Curriculum.
  • To use Computing as a tool to enhance teaching and learning throughout all curriculum areas.
  • To help both pupils and staff to develop confidence and competence to use Computing skills and technologies in a range of situations and contexts appropriate to the task.

 

 

Security and Safety

  • Internet access at school always takes place under adult supervision.
  • The Internet system is provided by BT Unicorn (in conjunction with Surrey County Council) and is protected from unsuitable material by an extremely robust filtering system called 'Smoothwall'.
  • As part of the ICT curriculum, internet safety and security is taught to pupils in age-appropriate stages as they move through the school.
  • To view a copy of our E-safety Policy, please click here.

 

Parent E-safety Information

A helpful information sheet for parents can be found on Childnet's 'Know IT all' website. As well as information on how to keep your children safe at home, it also highlights links to organistions that aim to protect children when they are using the internet.  These include:

  • Childnet International's website,
  • Childnet's Digizen website which gives information  about using social network and social media sites, and
  • CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre's) website.