At St Michael’s we want to prepare our children for future life in a modern world, heavily influenced by digital technology. For them to flourish within this context we want the children to develop a range of skills (including coding), have experience and opportunity to master a variety of computer software and hardware, and for children to be able to stay safe whilst online. Children will be given significant opportunities to frequently use a balance of skills.
Our Computing Leader has worked extensively with a high calibre adviser based in London to develop the following areas:
- Working with computing lead teacher to map computing curriculum to humanities termly - plans including the use of existing digital subscriptions e.g. Purple Mash
- Modelling computing lessons in KS1 and KS2. Working with teachers through planned lessons and next step activities.
- Supporting our school's ability to support parents and children for Safer Internet use e.g. hosting a parent ‘TechFast’ showing parents the latest educational apps and websites that their children can access at home. Also, incorporating online safety tips for parents, focusing on Safer Internet Day themes and any urgent online safety needs.