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Information and Communications Technology (ICT) covers a wide range of resources including web-based and mobile learning. Currently the internet technologies children and young people are using, both inside and outside of the classroom, include: • Websites • Learning Platforms and Virtual Learning Environments • Email and Instant Messaging • Chat Rooms and Social Networking • Blogs and Wikis • Podcasting • Video Broadcasting • Music Downloading • Gaming • Mobile/Smart phones with text, video and/or web functionality • Other mobile devices with web functionality Whilst these ICT resources can be exciting and beneficial both in and out of the context of education, all users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of Internet technologies. In Edendork Primary School we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils in e-Safety issues. We aim to teach pupils appropriate behaviours and critical thinking to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.

In Edendork Primary School the term “Mathematics “is synonymous with the term Numeracy throughout our school. “Numeracy is the ability to apply appropriate mathematical skills and knowledge in familiar and unfamiliar contexts and in a range of settings throughout life, including the workplace. It involves the development of:: • An understanding of key mathematical concepts and their interconnectedness; • Appropriate reasoning and problem solving skills; • The proficient and appropriate use of methods and procedures(formal and informal, mental and written); and • Active participation in the exploration of mathematical ideas and models.” (Count Read: Succeed 2010) GUIDANCE MATERIALS USED Whilst this Policy document is the result of extended discussion amongst all staff, with a lead role taken by our Numeracy Development Team, due consideration was given to externally produced guidance materials, specifically: • Every School a Good School- a policy for school improvement ( DE 2009 ) • Better Numeracy in Primary Schools (E.T.I. 2010) • Count Read: Succeed – A strategy to improve outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy. 2010 These helped define an agreed framework within which our Numeracy Policy was developed.

DEFINITIONS of SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN) and DISABILITY Definition of SEN “Special Educational Need” is defined as “a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made” A child has a learning difficulty if he/she has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of his/her age and/or has a disability which either prevents or hinders him/her from making use of educational facilities generally provided for children of his/her age in ordinary schools (Code Of practices Par. 1.4) Definition of Disability “Someone who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.” (Part 1 of Disability Discrimination Act 1995)

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