Technology is an integral part of everyday life.  At St. Joseph’s, we aim to prepare our children for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever changing digital world in which they live.  These life-skills will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way.  Knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment.

Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.

We ensure our children are taught the importance of safe internet use during regular computing lessons and celebrate days like National Safer Internet day.  Digital safety is a key focus and we are proud that a vast majority of our children have the knowledge and understanding of how to stay safe online.

Our ambition, for our children, is for them to leave us developing their digital literacy and being able to safely use technology and develop their ideas through information and communication technology, which they will be able to apply to their further education and future career to become masters of technology in the rapidly changing digital world.

Poster – Questions to help parents talk about online safety
Poster – Advice for young people about helping a friend
Poster – Support agencies for children and young people
Poster – What children need to know about online bullying
Poster – What parents need to know about Grand Theft Auto
Poster – What parents need to know about online grooming