The purpose of ICT at Hanford School is to enable all girls to have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of this subject to its fullest potential. This will be achieved through both discrete ICT lessons and cross curricular activities that draw subject knowledge and ICT skills together.
Through teaching ICT we equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating , effective and enjoyable way . ICT skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners. Staff use both the ICT room and computers in their class rooms to teach lessons using interactive programmes and resources.
The girls each have their own email account and use this to communicate with pupils and staff internally as well as with friends and family outside school. Internet safety is taught to the girls and the network operates a secure filter. The girls are able to use the ICT room in their free time for emailing and leisure as well as school based work.