At Our Lady and St Anselm's, our mission statement is 'Growing Together in Faith, Hope and Love'. We strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for our pupils, promoting valuable learning opportunities, whilst ensuring that we maintain our Catholic ethos and our desire to encourage each child to grow as confident and respectful individuals. We understand that a good quality computing education is essential for pupils, and we want our children to develop high expectations of themselves and aspire to be responsible, resilient citizens; to be able to use and embed computing in a range of everyday situations throughout life in the 21st century.
We aim for pupils to be able to collaborate with others, demonstrating excellent communication skills; but also to be independent thinkers, creative in their approaches to analysing and solving problems. They should feel equipped to be able to use technology responsibly and safely, and self-assured in making decisions. As part of a nurturing and caring school community in Whitworth, we recognise that our pupils need to develop more awareness and understanding of both risks and safe practice when using technology appropriately in our increasingly digital world. We therefore place strong emphasis on raising and tackling online safety throughout our school.
Mrs Mills is our Computing subject leader. She wants our pupils to develop knowledge of lots of different computing skills, across lots of different curriculum areas, whilst knowing how to use technology appropriately and stay safe online.
Online Safety Week - 3rd February 2020
Safer Internet Day - 11th February 2020
Every week in assembly, our team of Internet Warriors share tips on how to stay safe online and tell our pupils about any issues which have been raised in school. Their tips are also placed on the school newsletter to be shared with parents and carers too.