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Subject Leader: Mrs Jo West

Link Governor: Mrs Natalie Cordon


At St Mary’s school, we believe that computing education plays a vital role in preparing our pupils for the future. Our intent is to develop confident and competent learners who are knowledgeable about the safe and responsible use of technology. Computing at our school is designed to support and enhance our pupils' learning across the curriculum and encourage creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration skills. Our computing curriculum is designed to ignite a passion for technology and develop skills that are essential for life in a digital world. 


The implementation of St Mary’s computing curriculum is underpinned by the 2014 National Curriculum and the Computing Progression Pathways. We follow the Teach Computing scheme with some adaptations to fit our school context. Our curriculum is broad and balanced, ensuring pupils have a range of experiences in digital literacy, information technology and computer science. Computing lessons are delivered by experienced teachers who provide engaging and stimulating learning experiences. Pupils use a range of technology, including iPads, laptops and the internet, and learn about online safety and citizenship through various age-appropriate resources linked to our PSHE scheme of work (Jigsaw) and Common Sense Education. Cross-curricular learning is encouraged, and in KS2, computing lessons are often integrated into our broader curriculum topics, providing pupils with opportunities to apply their computing knowledge and skills in different contexts. Our computing curriculum is reviewed regularly to ensure it remains relevant, progressive and meets the needs of our pupils. 

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The following file will give you an overview of the Computing curriculum at St Mary's and our expectations of pupils in this subject area:


The impact of our computing curriculum is evidenced through the progress that our pupils make in both their computing skills and their application of these skills beyond the computing lessons. Our pupils develop creativity, problem-solving and collaboration skills, which enable them to be resilient and adaptable in a rapidly changing digital world. Pupils' attainment levels in computing demonstrate consistent progress, and pupils' work is of high quality, reflecting a deep understanding of the concepts taught. Our pupils understand the importance of online safety and make responsible choices when using technology at school and beyond. Our pupils are equipped with essential life skills that will enable them to thrive in a future that is digital.  

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