At Burraton School, we believe that technology has an integral role in teaching and learning across the entire curriculum.
Computing is therefore taught both as a discrete subject allowing for skill development and progression in line with national expectations; as well as being used to support and inspire teaching and learning in other subject areas.
We are a well-resourced school with computers and an interactive whiteboard in every classroom. There are significant other computing resources available for children and teachers to use throughout the school from Reception up to Year 6; these include Chrome Books, Kindles, ipads and android tablets. This access to technology enables the development of understanding and ability in our children that creates the basis for their further technological understanding.
Online safety is taught each half term with special lessons to focus on how to keep safe online. Every computing lesson also has an online safety link, so that online safety is embedded in our children. All computers are networked and linked to the Internet. The school has an ‘Acceptable Use’ policy, which parents and pupils’ are asked to agree to, before their child uses the internet. We are also supported by the Local Authority team through the South West Grid for Learning for our curriculum, filtering and firewall, ensuring that children are protected from inappropriate content at all times.