Information and Communication Technology has become part of everyday life and pupils need to become more aware of the effects this changing technology has on their school, workplace, home and community. They will then be better placed to meet the demands of our ever-increasingly technological society.
ICT is a core subject of the National Curriculum. Our ICT Scheme of Work follows the guidelines set out in the National Curriculum, but is also linked to termly topics within each Year group in order to provide a meaningful context to ICT teaching and learning.
We aim to enable children to confidently and independently use and apply information technology skills across all curriculum areas, from as early an age as possible, using:
- Personal computers
- Programmable robots
- Tape recorders
- CD/DVD players
- Digital photography
- The Internet
Each classroom has two networked computers. In addition, we have two mobile suites of eighteen laptops, which are used for weekly ICT lessons. Each classroom is equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard. Each class has an iPad, which is used to enhance learning. We also use sets of iPads for group work when appropriate.
We have two full-time ICT technicians and one part-time support assistant, who provide expert technical backup and support ICT teaching throughout the school. Staff members are skilled in teaching ICT and have a high standard of personal knowledge and skills.
The ICT departments within Clifton College work closely together to ensure continuity of teaching and learning between the Year groups and Key Stages.