Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4AA
I.C.T. & Computing
Technology is a very important aspect of our modern daily lives. Teachers at St Joseph’s recognise how important it is in today's world that pupils should have a good knowledge and understanding of technology and how it can be used. Our teaching aims to:
Our school is complimented by a large ICT suite. All pupils have access to this facility, with each class timetabled for a dedicated session of ICT per week. In addition to this, pupils in KS2 have access to portable netbooks. Teachers also incorporate the use of technology into other areas of the curriculum, which enables pupils to see how the use of technology can be used in a wider context.
Our aims at St Joseph’s for ICT are:
‘Espresso Education’ is used to enrich pupil learning in the classroom and is often used to keep the children up to date with issues in the news appropriate to their age. Interactive quizzes are enjoyed by all. The children in KS 1 and 2 also have access to the web based learning platform 'Mathletics'.
ICT is constantly changing and through review and analysis, we aim to keep our curriculum relevant and exciting for pupils. This means access to a broader range of experiences for pupils, using software and web applications in new and interesting ways. We are presently looking at ways to deliver hand held technology across the school.
School offers texting service to help keep parents informed.
Safety and Security
The school also has its own in-house system to monitor computer usage and receives technical support from St. Wilfrid’s.
As part of the ICT curriculum internet safety and security is taught to pupils in age-appropriate stages as they move through the school.
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The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, company number 8253770, whose registered office is at: The Zucchi Suite, Nostell Business Estate, Nostell, Wakefield, WF4 1AB.