Online safety is integral to our safeguarding of pupils. Children are taught how to stay safe when using the internet and information regarding online safety can be found in our Online Safety Policy. The school’s internet connection is via an Educational Internet Service Provider and therefore both children and staff can be confident that they are able to access the Internet safely.

The school is well equipped for teaching this subject – we have a well-resourced, dedicated computer suite comprising 15 touchscreen computers and there are networked computers in every classroom. All classrooms have Interactive Whiteboards which bring an added dimension to the children’s learning.

In addition each classroom has access to ipads, digital cameras and video cameras and other technology e.g Beebots (The colorful, easy-to-operate and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!) that support their learning in all areas of the curriculum.

The children have access to a variety of online multi-media, video-rich educational resources enhancing the whole of the Foundation Stage and KS1 Curriculum.

At Motcombe School we base our Computing teaching on the NCCE scheme ‘Teach Computing’ and we base our online safety teaching on ‘Education for Connected World’ produced by the UK Council for Internet Safety.

The Computing curriculum at Motcombe has taken many of the content and principles of ‘Mastery’ in mathematics. We have developed a curriculum which ensures children spend longer being taught the common features and skills in order to have a more coherent Computing curriculum and therefore be able to develop mastery in the subject.

Computing Curriculum and Policy Computing Progression Map Home Learning Links Online Safety Statement