Key Stage 3 ICT

At New Horizons the overall aim for ICT is to enrich learning for all pupils, but also for students to develop independence and confidence to access other areas of the curriculum. The school operates an online safety policy which is also taught within discrete lessons.

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Our pupils will become confident and effective users of ICT by

Developing their ICT capability in a variety of subject contexts

Understanding the importance of information and how to select and prepare it

Developing skills using hardware and software enabling them to most effectively manipulate information

Enabling pupils to apply ICT capability and ICT to support their use of language and communication

Helping all pupils to consider the benefits of ICT and its impact on society

Ensuring all pupils use ICT with purpose and enjoyment

Helping all pupils develop the necessary skills to become independent users of ICT confidently able to exploit ICT resources and tools

Making sure that all pupils reach the highest possible levels of achievement.

Teaching pupils good Health and Safety attitudes and practice including an awareness of internet safety and the ability to select and use websites safely and with care, use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact; alongside an awareness of the Data Protection Act and the dangers of plagiarism.

Long Term plan:

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