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.
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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.
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It is vitally important that no one displaying symptoms of Covid attends school or nursery.
If your child or anyone in your household is showing the symptoms of Covid, all members of the household need to isolate immediately and the person with symptoms should have a Covid test.
The symptoms of Covid are:
All members of the household must also isolate until the result of the test is back. Please alert your child’s school if you have taken them for a test (and only access a COVID test for individuals if they develop symptoms).
Isolation means you should stay at home. Do not go to work, go out shopping or take your children to school or nursery. You will need to make arrangements for family or friends to help out. You should not socialise or have any visitors to your home.
If the test of the person with symptoms is negative, then no-one needs to isolate.
If the test of the person with symptoms is positive then the person who has tested positive for Covid must isolate for 10 days and everyone else in the house must isolate for 14 days. Parents/carers should make schools/educational settings and workplaces aware of any positive test.
Testing is available locally. Anyone with any of the coronavirus symptoms is advised to book a test online www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
For further information about Covid, please call 111 or go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Home to School transport
If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason, including Covid-19 symptoms, and they receive designated Home to School transport from the Council please contact the transport team as soon as possible. They will ask the transport provider not to attempt to pick up your child. To resume transport, contact the team and they can resume arrangements for the next school day.
Tel: 01642 353447