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Staff Responsible : M Mansbridge and R Ford – Coordinators

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.

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 judgments 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.

All our computers are protected by Smoothwall.

Please see the link below:

Curriculum Documents
Computing Policy 2019View
Digital Resilience PolicyView

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Special schools, special post-16 institutions and hospital schools will work towards a phased return of more children and young people without a focus on specific year groups.

If anyone would like a packed lunch and is eligible for Free School Meals please call between 9.00 am and 9:30 am to place an order.  This will be delivered to your home. 

 Please call 01642 819157 if you have any concerns or questions. 

7 Tips for Child Online Safety

There are a multitude of websites offering advice to concerned parents and remote working educators. If you do search for guidance and advice, make sure the website you are using is a trusted source. The ThinkYouKnow website offers valuable information and is the national online safety education programme from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) command, a part of the National Crime Agency. As a parent, we also recommend you use your child’s school and teachers for advice. Remember that they are there to help and support both you and your child through this difficult time. 

We’ve compiled a list of ways in which you can help your child stay safe online. Remember, don’t be afraid to use the internet to help protect your child when they’re online. 

Thank you.

Dennis Ley