At Speldhurst, we aim to embed computing in as many learning opportunities as possible and, throughout their time at school, we will provide our children with concrete experiences of when and how they can use digital media effectively in many different aspects of their lives.
Computing is taught using Barefoot Computing resources as well as a range of carefully selected apps, programs and activities to offer a comprehensive experience of digital learning for all our children. We are fortunate to have iPads and laptops available for use in classrooms and we encourage children to become familiar with a range of applications which will embed skills which will be of use both in their education and in daily life beyond school.
A strong emphasis is placed on the teaching and learning of online safety. We want our children to become responsible users of the internet and we aim to equip them with the knowledge and understanding of how to engage in positive digital citizenship. We educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, safely and responsibly, and help them to understand that there is always a choice when using technology. We recognise that the best prevention for many potential issues is through education which involves both the children and parents at our school.