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Computing

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Computing Policy

E Safety Policy 2017 2018

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HOLMWOOD SCHOOL – Centre of Excellence
Staff Responsible : M Mansbridge and R Ford Coordinators

Introduction
The policy document sets out the school’s aims, principles and strategies for the delivery of Information Communication Technology.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure all staff understand and agree on our approach to Computing.

This policy was developed in the Autumn term 2010 by the staff and Computing Co-ordinator. It has been regularly reviewed and updated in line with developing initiatives. This policy is directly linked to the School’s Computing Action Plan, Creative Curriculum policy and reference is made to the School’s Assessment policy.

Computing prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. Pupils use computing tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They learn how to employ computing to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. Increased capability in the use of computing promotes initiative and independent learning; with pupils being able to make informed judgements about when and where to use computing to best effect, and consider its implications for home and work both now and in the future

As a special school computing offers out children more effective ways of engaging with individualised resources to aid learning; we can enable our children’s life experience to be enriched; children can increasingly test and explore hypotheses, emotions and their place in the world.

One of our aims, expressed in our mission statement is to enable our children to acquire the necessary interests, attitudes, values and personal resources so that they may take successfully their place in a rapidly changing world. In this context it is essential that we commit ourselves to reacting positively to the opportunities afforded by ICT. We aim therefore:

• To make effective use of computing to manage and support individual children’s learning
• To choose computing effectively and use computing appropriately to improve learning outcomes
• To use computing to support wherever possible the efficiency of administrative and management task undertaken by staff in school.