Dorridge Primary School

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Computing

Laptop

The school has dedicated IT suites in both KS1 and KS2, which house sufficient networked notebooks for each member of a class to have their own for use in full class sessions or to share where appropriate. All pupils have their own network ID and password to access the IT network. There is an extensive range of software which is continually expanded and updated. The computers have Internet access and all pupils have their own e-mail addresses. The school uses the local authority network for internet access, which has the necessary firewalls and anti-virus security preventing access to undesirable material.

In addition to this resource, there are mobile trolleys, each with 15/16 notebooks that can be used for work in classrooms or elsewhere in school on the comprehensive wireless network.  The school also possesses other IT hardware such as Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom, video cameras, data loggers, sound recorders and digital cameras for downloading images onto computers.  Children are able to make use of these facilities.

ICT skills are taught both discretely and within other curriculum subjects. The children are encouraged to communicate ideas and information in a variety of forms, where appropriate, using equipment and computer software to enhance their learning. We have wireless internet access available throughout the school.

We also take the increasing concerns and awareness of E-Safety very seriously and hold an E-Safety week every term. Choose from the following links to find out more about ICT and E-Safety. School policies for E-Safety and Acceptable Use will be found on the School Policies page.

All classes are timetabled to use the ICT room at least once a week in order to cover all aspects of ICT.

Children working from the lap-top trolleys

Mr Egan, based in the IT suite, is our IT technician and network manager.

External Resources

The following websites are recommended in supporting children in E-Safety. Please note that, as these are external sites, it is possible that they may change or disappear without warning!

Web icon The Adventures of the SMART crew

Web icon Hector's World learn about E-Safety with Hector and his friends

Web icon Kidsmart

Web icon BBC Staying Safe online

You might also want to look at the following, which are more designed for adults:

Web icon Pan European Game Information

Web icon ThinkUKnow, from the National Crime Agency Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre

Web icon ChildNet International

Web icon the NSPCC