At Rosehill computers and related technologies are often used throughout the school and play an invaluable part in the education of all the children. The majority of classes have a Smartboard that allow all pupils to access lessons via resources shown on an interactive computer screen. IT is used in the majority of subjects to engage and motivate pupils and allow them access to a wide range of environments. To ensure that all pupils have equal access to IT, Green screens, Cameras and IPods are available. We also use IPads across the school and are finding these to be fantastic devices to motivate and engage many students, many of whom would struggle to interact with a traditional computer.
Computing as a separate subject, is taught in our fully equipped IT suite. We are also endeavouring to ensure that our students are digitally literate and aware how to safely use and operate a range of devices and equipment. In a world where computers play integral part in more and more of our daily activities it is imperative that students leave Rosehill with the knowledge of how to use such technologies safely and wisely.
At Rosehill, Computing enables pupils to develop skills to prepare them for the digital world. It is approached in a practical child centred manner, which makes it accessible to all pupils. Our pupils expand their knowledge and understanding of the world by being actively involved in experiencing, investigating, manipulating, and using information and technology in a variety of forms including; text, symbols, sound, graphics, photographs, music and video.
Computing is integrated and embedded throughout the curriculum to provide pupils with meaningful and personalised learning experiences. In addition to this, the MILE offers our pupils stimuli provided by a range of ICT. Our pupils gain self-confidence, communication skills, gross and fine motor skills, problem-solving skills and a wide range of abilities and knowledge needed to enable them to take their place in today's society.
As a tool to enable access to, and support learning across the wider curriculum, Computing helps our pupils take greater responsibility for their own learning, planning and organising their ideas and presenting them creatively using a variety of media.
As part of the Computing curriculum, pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe when using the internet to support them in becoming responsible global citizens.
No Mobile Phone Competition
At Rosehill School we have been working hard to ensure that anyone coming onto the school site respects and follows
our no mobile phone policy in order to safeguard the children and young people attending the school.
This policy means that no mobile phones can be used in any part of the school, including the front of school and reception area.
The Student Council have been regularly checking the implementation of this policy, and have decided to take some urgent action as some visitors/parents continue to use their phones on the school site. Staff and pupils are enforcing this policy, by reminding everybody of this campaign.
The week commencing 25th November the Student Council ran a no mobile phone poster competition. The Chair of the Student Council chose the winning poster and we are now asking for your support to keep our school free from mobile phones. The winning poster can be found in our school reception and was created by pupils in the Primary School.
The posters including the winning poster can be found below.
Rosehill School have taken part in an important project called ‘Safer Internet Day, together free to be me' where our pupils and staff have learnt:
To develop an awareness of what the internet can be used for and the importance of interent safety.
To become aware of appropriate and inappropriate behaviour on the internet.
To know how and when to seek advice about information on the internet.
To develop an understanding and awareness of how our identity is presented online.
What is 'Safer Internet Day' and how did we take part?
Safer Internet Day 2020 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 11th February 2020 with the theme: #Free to be me. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day will focus on how consent works in an online context and will ask young people to explore how they ask, give, and receive consent online. At Rosehill, we are committed to equipping all of our pupils with the skills and knowledge to help keep them safe when they are using technology. For further information about e-safety please visit https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2020
The links below will take you to our school's E-Safety page, where you will find lots of useful information and websites.