Computing

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At Lingham, we aim for our children to confidently use and apply information technology skills to support and extend their learning. We develop a culture where the use of ICT (information, communication and technology) becomes second nature to our pupils, thus ensuring they are ready and able to embrace the technological advances of the future.

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Children in all Key Stages have access to a bank of 15 shared laptops, 60 new shared iPads, 15 Windows tablets and a computer suite which houses 16 new Dell Vostros and 16 new Samsung Monitors. The children are taught using Interactive whiteboards, Benq 65" screens, digital cameras, and numerous other technologies. Each year group has its own section of the school website where they can share information and images about their learning. The school website is an important source of information and communication and is updated regularly. The school also has a Facebook page that parents can ‘follow’.

There is a key emphasis on learning skills for computing; these will include programming, debugging and exchanging information. Our children are taught how to access information, evaluate its suitability, store it, share it with others and tailor it to meet their own needs.

Digital Literacy is a big part of the curriculum, with children learning how to use ICT safely – at regular points throughout the year children undertake e-safety sessions on topics such as cyberbullying or keeping information safe.

We are lucky enough to have support from Hi Impact consultants, who run innovative workshops for both pupil and staff development. With the aid of Hi Impact, we have recently trained a group of pupils known as ‘Techno Bosses’, who support the staff to look after our equipment and have expertise in many of our technologies.


 

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