Computing & eSafety
At The Winchcombe School, ICT (Information Communication Technology) plays an important role in supporting and enhancing our pupils learning experiences.
Information Technology is playing an increasingly important role in everybody’s lives. Teaching Information Technology skills, we believe, is vital as is using technology across the curriculum, in order to support learning.
We are fully aware of the need to protect our pupils while using ICT. Safeguarding is vital and we work to ensure our children understand that they should behave in an appropriate manner at all times whilst using ICT inside and outside of school.
The school is also supported by National Online Safety and they have supplied the following parent guide which includes 7 questions to get 'the conversation started' in relation to your child's internet usage. Engaging in regular, two-way communication with children about online activities is a really important way of building trust and highlighting the dangers they are exposed to every day.
If you would like to find out more about which websites and apps are appropriate for your child, lots of useful information can be found here: https://net-aware.org.uk/