The aim of the ICT Department is to prepare children for the future. It is without question that they will be entering a workplace where IT skills are essential, no matter which career they choose to follow.

Being a confident and competent ICT user is important but we also aim to inspire pupils to look ‘under the bonnet’ of technology, understanding what it is they are using and how it works.

Programming and coding have always been part of the curriculum and help to develop many skills including creativity, logic, patience and the ability to solve problems to name but a few.

Moulsford has been using iPads in education for the past seven years, with individual iPads now used by Years 4 to 8 following a successful pilot scheme.  The iPads are owned and controlled by the school, and the scheme is rolled out annually to each new Year 4 group. There have been some fantastic examples of this technology enhancing other curriculum areas.

The school is a long time user of Google Apps for Education, and since 2016 has seen Google Classroom being really embraced, allowing pupils greater access to resources and online topic discussion in lessons.


By Year 8 (age 13) all Moulsford pupils have covered a full course on digital citizenship, covering their digital footprint, the impact of their behaviour online, sexting, legal and pastoral implications, cyber bullying, plus technical elements like cookies, phishing, tracking, and targeted advertising. Where possible pupils are taught in real life contexts and lessons are by nature cross curricular. We take the education of E-Safety very seriously, and this is embedded throughout the curriculum.

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