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The Pioneer Academy Trust is committed to providing an inspiring learning environment linking to national and global communities, maximising the use and application of ICT as an essential learning, assessment and communication tool. The school follows a clear policy on Information Communication Technology and E Safety. 

The Information Communication Technology Policy sets out the vision and rationale to meet their aspirations for all children:

 At Belvedere Junior School we understand and value Computing. We prepare our children for the future by delivering lessons that incorporate communication technology skills so they can participate in a rapidly changing world. Pupils use ICT tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. We understand the central role of e-Safety in all aspects of using the internet and teach the children to be safe online. We encourage the responsible use of technology to have a healthy on-line and off-line balance. We embed the use of Computing across the curriculum and make cross-curricular links to promote initiative and independent learning. 

This is underpinned by the key aim of producing learners who are confident and effective users of a wide range of ICT to support learning, progress and achievement.

At Belvedere, curriculum coverage and progression are planned through skills based lessons and the cross-curricular application of these skills through the International Primary Curriculum. Skills based lessons will follow the Newham scheme of works which is formed of six areas of learning from the following units:

  • Word Processing
  • Creating Pictures
  • Internet /Email
  • Handling Data
  • Data Logging
  • Giving Instructions
  • Multimedia
  • Graphic Modelling
  • Spreadsheets

The six areas of learning are broken down into weekly taught units, each half term and are differentiated according to year group to allow for the progression of skills.  The programme of study links to the QCA units of work; it also covers the National Curriculum areas of study.

As children work through the scheme of work their progress is recorded against short-focused tasks where appropriate and assessed in the integrated task. This assessment will be used to support teaching and learning.  We will keep children’s work in an ICT folder which will follow the children through the school.  The folders for each year group can be accessed on the shared network and will be readily available for monitoring by the subject leader and staff to ensure differentiation, progression of skills and achievement at individual levels.