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Barming Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Barming Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Have a lovely Summer Holiday everyone! School starts again on Tuesday 5th September...
Welcome to BarmingPrimary School
Barming Primary School is a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 4 to 11 years old. There are currently 403 children on role.
A Message from the Head of School
Barming Primary School has so much to offer. Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to flourish and achieve their goals. Come and find out what we are all about!
Orchard Academy Trust
Barming Primary School is an Academy and is part of the Orchard Trust family of schools. The Trust currently consists of Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School.

Last Week's Attendance:

  • Reception 94.0%
  • Year 1 95.3%
  • Year 2 94.9%
  • Year 3 97.2%
  • Year 4 96.2%
  • Year 5 96.8%
  • Year 6 98.0%
  • Whole School - 96.1%

Internet Safety

 

How children use ICT at school:

Many activities involve computer software that is not connected to the internet and is produced in the same way that books are written, i.e. to be appropriate for particular age groups. Using ICT in school is important as it can:

 

  • Help improve a child’s achievement;
  • Prepare children with skills for life for the ‘digital age’;
  • Encourage children to enjoy learning using digital devices.

 

E-Mail:

 

Children are not given individual e-mail addresses while at Barming. They will learn about e-mail and in Year 3 use a computer program that is similar to e-mail but is not connected to the Internet at all. Some classes will be able to e-mail homework or other tasks to an e-mail address at school, but the children are told to ask their parents for permission to do this and parents may want them to use their e-mail address. E-mailing a homework is helpful in that it can save the cost of printer ink.

 

Internet Use:

 

For most tasks where children need to go on the internet they will be given a link to click on to a particular site. Some of these links are in our Year Group pages on this website and the children can then access these sites at school and at home. Whenever children are using the Internet at school they are supervised. Older children do learn to use Search Engines as part of their ICT and E-safety education, but they are directed to particular searches. The school makes use of a very strong filtering system which will not allow access to any social-networking sites and also filters out any sites which might be inappropriate. 

 

E-safety:

 

  • Children are given a program of e-safety throughout the school appropriate to their age;
  • Children are always supervised when they are using computers in class and in the ICT suite;
  • The school computer system has a filtering service that blocks access to social-networking sites and websites that might have inappropriate content. This will be similar to filtering systems at home that broadband providers offer as ‘parental controls’;
  • There are posters throughout the school wherever there are computers which remind children how to use the computers safely and what to do if they did come across something inappropriate;
  • There are paper copies of information to help parents with e-safety in the office reception area at school;
  • The links below provide more information from government and other websites to help you and your children find out more about using the Internet safely in school and at home.

 

CEOP 'Think U Know'
   
   

 

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