How are children prepared for a digital future?

At The Avenue Primary School, we use computers and associated technologies to enhance our curriculum to help the children to learn key skills for life. Computing is now an essential part of daily life, both at home and at work. It is our duty to prepare the adults of tomorrow with essential computing skills today.

How is Computing taught at The Avenue?

We follow the National Curriculum programmes of study through our scheme of work devised and supplied by Purple Mash. Classes are timetabled for a minimum of one computing session per week with our iPads/Chrome books. Students and staff can use this technology to enhance the quality and provision of their cross-curricular learning within different foundation subjects.

The Purple Mash scheme of work includes opportunities for children to use different computing software within their learning. Children learn skills across a range of topics including coding, emailing and publishing. There is also opportunity for them to develop and refine other computer skills such as typing, word processing, data handling and creating and editing different forms of media files

An example of a Year 2’s computer coverage

How do our children stay safe online?

The children, guided by the staff, are actively engaged in using the internet in an effective and responsible manner including how to keep safe online, how to protect personal information and how to respond to cyber-bullying. Adults model expected behaviour on a daily basis and we have high expectations of behaviour and responsibility of both our staff and our children.

E-safety is embedded in our computing scheme of work as well as safeguarding and computing policies. It is also a focus during E-safety Week, various assemblies throughout the year and our PSHE curriculum. More information about online safety is included in the safeguarding section of the website.

For further information regarding the Department for Education Key Stage 1 and 2 Computing  Programmes of Study please see document below

Department for Education Key Stage 1 and 2 Computing Programmes of StudyDownload

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.