ICT Policy Example - DOC by ciz20380


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                            I CT Policy

Policy Statement

To satisfy the National Curriculum statements of attainment for ICT, children should
be able to use ICT to communicate and handle information, design and explore
models, both real and imaginary, and measure and control physical variables and
movement. In doing so, they should be making informed judgements about the
application and importance of ICT and its affect on society. This should be
achieved throughout the school in a progressive manner with children using
increasingly more sophisticated software.

IT should be used across the curriculum and feature in other subject areas as far
as possible. A variety of forms of ICT should be experienced and should include
radio and television programmes, use of tape/video recorders, remote controls as
well as computers.

The ICT policy is fully supported by all staff, who, in consultation with the ICT
subject leader, will ensure that the policy is continually effective, correctly
maintained and fully understood.

To enable this policy to be implemented and maintained, the Senior Management
of the school will acknowledge and provide adequate levels of resourcing in terms
of time, personnel and funding within the constraints of the budget.

Time Allocation
Each class is timetabled for the use of ICT hardware. This allocation is divided into
sessions for the discrete teaching of ICT skills (through QCA units) and sessions
for the use of ICT in support of the wider curriculum. Each KS1 and KS2 class
have 2 sessions each week with the ICT hardware (supported by the use of an
interactive whiteboard). The foundation stage is timetabled for two sessions each

The long-term planning of ICT is based on the QCA scheme of work. Medium and
short-term planning should be undertaken by individual teachers and constitute
half-termly/termly units based on suggested activities in the SOW. This may be
done in consultation with the subject leader.

Teachers should also plan for the continuous (as opposed to blocked) development
of ICT skills such as keyboard and mouse skills.

Teaching Materials

The Q.C.A scheme of work forms our main teaching material and is supported in
school by software, user-guides, photocopiable masters etc.

Measuring Pupil Progress

Assessment is ongoing and measured against the outcomes set out for each unit of
the Q.C.A scheme of work. Where a child’s progress differs markedly from that of
the rest of the class, teachers will make a note of this and of the possible reasons
for the difference, providing a straightforward method for passing on information
about children to the next teacher. This will be recorded in the form of jottings on a
paper copy of the QCA unit being taught. Self-assessment proformas are being
used with a selection of children in each class and cover the breadth of the ICT

Staff Responsibilities

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It shall be the responsibility of the ICT Subject leader to structure the ICT
Programme and liaise with all other involved parties on matters relating to ICT.

The ICT Subject leader is responsible for the following:

      -to implement and review the ICT policy.
      -to ensure continuity of teaching methods throughout the school.
      -to maintain adequate resources.
      -to co-ordinate the review of the ICT policy.
      -to advise other staff members on ICT.
      -to maintain contact with current ICT practices, policies, new technology and
      -to encourage and promote interest in ICT throughout the school.
      -to report to the Governors on all matters pertinent to ICT.


The Headteacher will:
       -monitor the delivery of the ICT curriculum.
       -negotiate with the subject leader to provide funding and time for resources
and training.
       -indicate via the school development plan when funding will be available.
       -meet with the ICT subject leader to carry out an annual review.

All Other Staff

All staff are required to teach ICT at Holmfirth Junior, Infant and Nursery School in
accordance with the requirements laid down in this policy document. Teachers will
also be involved in the review, update and agreement of policies.

The subject leader will be aware of training needs through informal discussion with
colleagues, observation of teaching and work produced by children.
Training will be provided where necessary through either internal training sessions
conducted by the ICT Subject leader or, where relevant, through external training

Special Needs
Assessment outcomes will enable planning for pupils who attain above or below
average performance. Some of the teaching activities will be adapted to ensure that
all children with special educational needs of any kind may participate fully and
demonstrate their achievements. See also the policy for Special educational needs.


Many resources are stored centrally in the ICT/Library area. Resources and
teaching materials are also situated on hard disc machines. SERVER????

It is the responsibility of the ICT subject leader to purchase and maintain resources.

Home-School Links

Each teacher follows the guidelines as set out in the Homework Policy. Children
may be asked to find out more about topics, using ICT/the Internet at home if they
have the necessary resources.
Documentation Control
An annual check will be made to ensure that all teachers have an up to date copy
of the ICT policy and the ICT scheme of work. All documents relating to ICT will be
issued through the ICT subject leader.

Approved by

Headteacher                                  ICT Subject leader
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