Policy and Procedures 

Computing First Clubs

Computing First Clubs are run by Computingfirst Ltd (CF), a company that aims to provide support for schools using innovative digital technology.

At CF we:

  • Run external after school computing clubs for schools
  • Develop children’s coding and digital skills using innovative technology
  • Broaden children’s knowledge of the digital world
  • Support schools with an innovative computing curriculum

 

Club conditions:

  • Activities are open to children from Year 4 to Year 8
  • Sessions are open to mixed genders and all abilities
  • Clubs are run after school on school premises
  • Registration is on a first come first served basis, but pupils attending the schools where the clubs are run and ex-pupils, will have priority if we are oversubscribed.

Child Behaviour:

Children are expected to behave responsibly at all times. Aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Equality and Diversity:

Computingfirst Ltd is committed to helping every child achieve their full potential, providing equal opportunities for all. We acknowledge each child as an individual, celebrating differences, in an environment free from prejudice and discrimination. .

After-School Club:

  • 1hr 15 min Sessions
  • 1-2 Teachers and KS3/KS4 children supporting
  • Children work in pairs on computers or tablets.

Health and Safety

Accident and Emergency procedures:

  • Schools/parents/carers are asked to notify us of any illnesses or injuries prior to starting sessions, and provide emergency contact details for all children
  • If a child becomes ill at a session, every effort will be made to contact the school/parents/carers immediately
  • In accidents will be logged and signed by the lead teacher and school/parent/carer
  • Children suffering from sickness/infections/diarrhoea must not return to sessions until 48 hours from the last bout of sickness/ diarrhoea and are back to full health
  • All of the staff are qualified First Aiders, schools should notify staff of the location of First Aid equipment
  • Any drugs, medicines, inhalers etc. that are needed by children must be given to the lead teacher at the beginning of the session, with parental authority for use
  • Staff can only give medicines clearly prescribed by a doctor and not those bought over the counter. Painkillers and ointments will not be administered
  • In the case of a major accident and ambulance will be called immediately and school/parent/carer notified. A member of staff will accompany the child if the ambulance arrives before the parent.

 

Safeguarding

Staff:

  • All teachers are required to have a DBS
  • All teachers have had experience working with children
  • Staff will not discuss individual children with people other than the school/parents/carers, except for purposes of activity planning/group management
  • Staff will always have a register on site
  • In the rare event of staff/child issues, staff will be placed on appropriate disciplinary, whilst the issue is addressed.

 

Parents/Carers:

Parents/carers are encouraged to feel welcome to communicate with our teachers. Parents/carers should feel comfortable to raise any concerns or suggestions; request information about their child’s progress; discuss any child/family circumstances in confidence.

We request that:

  • Parental/carer emergency details are provided
  • It is acknowledged that children will only be able to use mobile phones at collection times
  • Parents/carers are punctual in the collection of their children and should only contact the company mobile number 07402 703597 in extenuating circumstances.

Disclosure:

  • Teachers are required to disclose any signs or child admissions of abuse (physical/mental/verbal/sexual).
  • Teachers will pass on any information the school’s safe-guarding officer or the necessary official personnel.

 

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