Computer Studies at St Austin’s is important both as a subject in its own right and as part of our learning across the curriculum. We want to equip our children with the skills to enable them to function and contribute in a modern world in which technology is part of everyday life, and to use technology creatively to achieve their goals.
The school is covered by a wireless network. Laptop trollies are situated across the school. We also have sets of i-Pads which are accessible to children from UFS to Y6, and now all classrooms have touchscreen LCD Monitors.
IT and its associated technology is used across the curriculum in areas such as: text and multimedia; digital research; images, video and animation; electronic communication; data handling; simulations, spread sheets and modelling; sound; data logging; and control.
The children also learn how to stay safe online. We aim to help them to understand the best ways to look after themselves when using the internet. Now that the internet is available on so many devices it is especially important that all members of our school community know how to keep safe. We learn how to stay safe online in all areas of ICT.
E-safety is addressed regularly throughout the curriculum and explicitly recognised on safer internet day which is celebrated each year, the next day being 6th February 2018. Below is a list of resources to support parents in keeping their children safe online. Additionally, please read the e-safety top tip which can be found on our newsletter.