Computing and ICT
Our computing curriculum has been developed to support children to become proficient users of technology so that they develop the knowledge and skills to thrive in the ever changing technological world. It is in-line with National Curriculum guidelines and includes coding (espresso coding).
ICT is a key tool to enhance teaching, learning and progress Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred. Here we embrace the opportunities technology gives us to engage our pupils across all subject areas at each phase. All our classes have Interactive Whiteboards, giving opportunities for bringing difficult concepts to life using visual and audio aids. Laptops and Ipads are used by our pupils in class to embed their learning further.
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe. At Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred we have security measures in place which are monitored to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. Our staff receive training and this is regularly updated.
E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Here are some links to websites that are very practical and informative too:
www.thinkuknow.co.uk - visit the parent/carer section
www.bbc.co.uk/onlinesafety - click on 'Online Safety for Parents'