Computing is taught across all Year groups, from Kindergarten to Year 6, and children have a dedicated computer science / ICT (Information and Communication Technology) lesson each week where specific skills are taught and technologies introduced
Use of digital technologies is integrated across subjects in supporting innovative, exciting lessons for the delivery of our broad curriculum. We want Bronte pupils to embrace technology and use it to enhance their creativity, knowledge and understanding of the world.
Safeguarding is taken seriously and CEOP resources (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) are used to support teaching and learning. While learning how to use technologies safely and responsibly, children also see the incredible benefits for communication and work. Computer Science is an important subject for 21st century pupils and use both “plugged” and “unplugged” approaches to teaching computational thinking, programming and technology skills.
The school has specialists in Computer Science, but all teachers incorporate digital tools where appropriate to enrich lessons and pupil interaction, ranging from interactive whiteboards, PCs, laptops, cameras and microphones to BeeBots and Roamers.
The computer room is equipped with Apple iMac computers, with a central master iMac to allow the teacher to monitor each screen and assist and guide each child.