Subject Leader: Mr Sandell
“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick
At Hatch Warren Junior School we recognise and value the use of ICT as a teaching and learning tool for both children and adults and seek to encourage pupils to become autonomous and independent in its use. We aim to develop a whole school approach to ICT that ensures continuity and progression and which develops the following core beliefs:
We believe that the rapid development of technology in the home, the workplace and the wider community has had and will continue to have an immense impact on the lives of individuals. Children need to develop a variety of ICT skills, which allow them to harness the power of technology and use it both purposefully and appropriately.
We believe that ICT is an important medium for learning and study at all educational levels and that through the effective use of ICT pupil and adults may enhance and extend learning opportunities and provide powerful and motivating means to improve attainment in all curriculum areas.
We believe that the effective use of ICT allows pupils to communicate their ideas in a creative manner that reaches out beyond the classroom and which carries with it ethical implications and consequences.
Remaining safe while on line is vitally important and children are taught about ways in which they can remain safe while on-line at the start of each of their units of work in school. Every now and then this has a greater focus in school and parents are invited into school to consider ways in which they can help to keep children safe while they are on-line.