Computing Times www.smithillsict.com
07901389643 Summer 2016
@smithillsict Edition 16
Just before you head off for your well-earned break… here are a few computing updates and ideas to be thinking about for next year. Also on pages 4 and 5 are details of our courses for 2016-17 and support packages. Thanks for all your support this year and have a lovely summer! Lesley
The Computing Awards - update
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You may have noticed that we decided to have a year off from the computing awards this year.
PRISM is ready to shine in Wigan! We are so pleased to announce that our first group of PRISM Schools (Primary Internet Safety Mentors) is on track to start implementing our PRISM project next term. The PRISM project develops pupils’ understanding of online safety and provides them with ‘training’ and skills to share with their peers.
After talking to colleagues about the pressures in school, with time, holiday patterns, changes to the English and maths curricula, grammar and SATS, we took the decision to put the awards on the back burner, to give schools a breather.
However, our exciting annual event will be back next year, possibly in a different guise… we are currently exploring a range of options, so we will be in touch in September with full details of how to take part.
Keeping Children Safe in Education The statutory DfE policy document Keeping Children Safe in Education has now been revised with important guidance for schools.
PRISM is available as a course or in-school project. Dates of our next round of courses are available on page 4. “The children will love being internet safety mentors. We will run it as an after-school programme alongside our school council.” “Excellent resources and ideas I hadn’t seen before. Can’t wait to get started!” If you are interested for your school, cluster or academy, please contact us for more details.
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Published on Jul 5, 2016
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