Welcome to our Computing and Online Safety page!
At Barford School, we are passionate about teaching our children about computing and technology in order to give them the best skills for their future lives and careers.
We are so lucky to have access to a range of technology in school which we use in a wide variety of ways to enhance our curriculum across all subjects. At present, the school has access to one class set of iPads and two class sets of chromebooks, as well as a Clevertouch interactive whiteboard in each classroom. Each class has their own Google Classroom, and the children use the G Suite to produce documents, presentations and other work.
For our computing lessons, we follow the Kapow computing curriculum, which looks at skills such as coding, movie making, web design, programming and online safety.
As a school, we also place a high priority on teaching our children about online safety. This is done through bespoke teaching units within our computing curriculum, as well as involving ourselves in Safer Internet Day each year. We also have Digital Leaders who provide their class with ideas about staying safe online, as well as meeting with the Online Safety Co-ordinator each month to discuss the topic and come up with ideas for raising awareness both in school and with parents.
Useful Links for Children
Here are the links to some great websites for children:
Useful links for parents
Online Safety at Home
Here are a couple of checklists to help with keeping your children safe online: