Computing and Online Safety
Computing is a vital life skill; it is a part of everyday life and for most of us, essential to our lives at home and work. At Talbot Primary, we learn important computing skills and use these skills in order to enrich other curriculum areas. The aims of the computing curriculum are to equip the future generations with the necessary skills for adult life within the every changing technological environment we live in. At Talbot, computing is taught discretely during an hour-long session per week in the computing suite. We use the Purple Mash scheme of work to deliver the computing curriculum. Every class also has access to sets of class I Pads that teachers use to develop digital literally in other lessons, using computing as a tool to support and encourage learning.
Support during closure
Schools across the UK are now closed to most families. We know this is a difficult time for parents and children will undoubtedly be spending more time online than ever. This information is intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child. If you have any online safety concerns or worries, please contact the school via the firstname.lastname@example.org address.
More information can be found on Think You Know for parents specifically for this testing time.
Other support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
- Internet matters- for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- London Grid for Learning- for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Net-aware- for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
- Parent info- for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre- advice for parents and carers
We will also continue to forward the monthly online safety newsletters to all parents and carers.
Talbot's key message is “ZIP IT, BLOCK IT, FLAG IT”. This page describes our approach to this aspect of safeguarding, and their are numerous links to additional information for parents.
These were designed by our pupils.
A number of older pupils have been trained as Digital Ambassadors to help spread the messages of online safety. Our Digital Ambassadors are key to helping reinforce key online safety good practice with the children.
Talbot's scheme of work for computing is based on Purple Mash; pupils can also access thousands of Purple Mash resources at home.
From Year 1, pupils will be given access to DB Primary. This is a secure space where children can message one another, continue their school work and upload their homework. Ask your class teacher for more information, or if you lose your child's password.