Digital Literacy

Digital literacy is embedded throughout school life and our teaching. IT equipment is available in every classroom, which allows digital literacy to be taught through all subjects as well as within our computing lessons. Our aim is for all children to become digital citizens; for all children to be competent, confident and conscientious using digital and traditional content in effective and safe ways.

The digital literacy outcomes ensure that throughout the school day children are developing their digital literacy skills.
Digital literacy goes beyond the functional skills needed to be IT literate and aims to instil digital practices in all parts
of school life. Children need to learn how to use of the technology for education as well as entertainment. They need to acquire esafety skills including when it is best to use traditional methods or to have a digital detox. Our digital literacy outcomes can be viewed here Chepstow House Digital Literacy Outcomes.

The computing curriculum is varied and constantly adapted to meet new technology. In the early years and key stage 1, the teaching includes programming bee-bots and computer software, using technology to store and manipulate digital content, understand how technology is used in everyday life. In key stage 2, the children develop greater competence in Microsoft Office software, coding and collaborative and digital creation tools. Using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly is a common theme across the school. Microsoft SharePoint and Teams are used to link work in school with homework and to celebrate great work across the school. 

Digital literacy is divided into the following areas:

  • Citizenship: Identity, image & reputation; health & well-being; digital rights, licensing & ownership; online
    behaviour & cyberbullying.
  • Interacting & collaborating: Communication; collaboration; storing & sharing; creation of digital content.
  • Producing digital content: Planning, sourcing and searching; creating; evaluating and improving.
  • Data & computational thinking: Problem solving and modelling; data and information literacy