At Tollgate Primary School we understand the importance of Computing and the use of information and communication technology in an increasingly digital world and workplace.
Information technology plays an important role in the delivery of the National Curriculum across all subjects. Children at our school have the opportunity to use a range of technology to learn about Computing and support their learning in other subjects. Every classroom has an interactive whiteboard and Wi-Fi access is available throughout the school for teaching and learning. Trolleys of tablets, netbooks and laptops are timetabled to be used throughout the school and maintained by our on-site IT technician.
- To ensure that all pupils can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- To ensure that all pupils can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- To ensure that all pupils evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- To ensure that all pupils are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
E-safety is taught each year with special lessons to focus on how to keep safe on-line and key staff are responsible for ensuring the school meets the safety needs of the children.
All computers are networked and linked to the Internet. The school has an ‘Acceptable use of the Internet’ policy, which parents are asked to agree to, before their child uses the Internet. We are also supported by the borough team for our curriculum and firewall, ensuring that children are protected from inappropriate content.