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Calside Primary School, Dumfries

Use of ICT- policy and guidelines

In Calside Primary, we aim to provide all our learners with the skills to access and confidently use modern Information and Communications Technology in school and in the wider world. Digital literacy is a core skill for lifelong learning and for work, and we follow a strategy to develop flexible digital citizens: DHS-Digital-Literacy-Strategy This will be updated in the coming year as the school moves to Windows10 and a new suite of resources.

We follow the Council guidance for digital use in order to keep all users protected. The overview can be found here: ICT in Schools – Policy & Procedure Overview 2017 This contains links to the current guidance for the use of social media and social networking also.

We use a range of hardware including mainframe computers, netbooks, Ipads, Microbits and Arduino to ensure that children are familiar with different technology. Pupils use the Internet for many aspects of learning. In order to allow this, parents must complete an Internet Permission form. This is sent in the maildrop when it is required to update.

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