Throughout the course of the academic year our children work with Mr Triggs. He is  a computing specialist from MGL. The children have the opportunity to use a wide range of hardware to access the computing curriculum. As a school we frequently use laptops, iPads, Sphero Balls and our Minecraft suite however the children always get excited when Mr Triggs brings in robots, VR headsets or the 3D printer! Like our other specialist Mr Triggs works closely with the staff to create plans linked to the children’s current learning.

As a school we also follow the scheme iCompute for computing. This enables the teachers to plan with a progression of skills and ensures coverage. The children also access iPads and laptops during other subjects to support the children’s learning. We actively promote the use of online learning platforms and the children have access to Mathletics, Bug Club, Accelerated Learning and Third Space Learning.

Here are some useful links to help you keep children safe online:

  • government guidance on keeping children safe from online harms such as child sexual exploitation, cyberbullying and harmful content
  • government guidance on staying safe online including parental controls, fact-checking information, communicating with family and friends while social distancing is in place and taking regular breaks from the screen
  • Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency (NCA) proving age-appropriate resources for children and support for parents
  • Parent Info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet provides a tool kit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • LGfL provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including 6 top tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net Aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, providing a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It provides support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

Age-appropriate practical support on reporting concerns is available from:

 

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