Information & Communications Technology
ICT @ MBMS
ICT is a core status subject and forms part of the programmes of study for every National Curriculum subject and is used to enhance the teaching and learning of all subjects when appropriate.
Additionally, the children participate in weekly ICT lessons, when specific ICT skills are taught. The DfES ICT Scheme forms the basis of our teaching and builds upon the units taught at Marden Bridge Middle School.
Throughout the four years at Marden Bridge we aim:
- To start to prepare the children for the demands of the increasingly technologically based society in which they will eventually live and work.
- To develop good practice in the use of ICT, building confidence and developing skills.
- To make ICT accessible to all children.
- To encourage independent learning, and give children a degree of responsibility for their own learning.
- To build on the children’s earlier ICT experiences either in school or at home.
The Vision for ICT at MBMS
Education in the 21st Century is preparing children for a future in which ICT is an integral part of society and therefore it is our aim to ensure that we develop ICT skills and the safe use of ICT.
At MBMS our aim is to create motivated ‘life-long’ learners through the use of ICT to enhance learning and teaching.
- Pupils are engaged through enriched multi-media learning experiences.
- Use ICT to enhance their learning and deepen their understanding.
- Pupils extend their learning beyond the classroom.
- Pupils are empowered to take control of their own ‘e-learning’ and understand how to stay safe.
- Teachers use a wide range of ICT to plan, deliver, assess, evaluate and improve the curriculum.
- ICT enriches learning for pupils through risk-taking and innovation.
- Teachers are experts in their field and share their knowledge, skills and experience in and beyond the school community.
- Teachers are empowered to give pupils opportunities to learn in different ways through new technologies.