This subject area changes rapidly. At St. Peter's we are committed to keeping up with new and innovative ways of bringing technology into learning. The internet is a powerful tool which has revolutionised the way we teach and it's important to harness this potential in a safe, controlled environment.
All children have access to their own 'Google for Education' area where they can complete projects set by their teacher. The children can access this area from any internet enabled device both at school and at home. At school they are proficient in the use of our chromebook suite which has proved to be very successful. This system has the added facility of file sharing, making it possible for a group of children to work collaboratively on the same task. This 'Google for Education' environment has had a huge impact on the use of ICT within the school, both for the children and as a planning/communication tool for the staff.
The ICT curriculum is taught both as a separate subject and as as part of other subject areas. Use of the chromebooks is integrated into daily planning and the children are encouraged to use Google applications as a tool.
It is the responsibility of every adult to ensure the safety of the children in our care. As part of this responsibility we work together to encourage safe online practices.