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Subject Leader - Mrs. Katie Ford


Computing at Harby C of E Primary School prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology.

Our key 6 aims are:
• For children to become autonomous, independent users of computing, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities
• To develop a whole school approach to computing ensuring continuity and progression in all strands of the computing National Curriculum
• To use computing as a tool to support teaching, learning and management across all areas of the curriculum
• To provide children with opportunities to develop their computing capabilities in all areas specified by the curriculum.
• Ensure that ICT is used, when appropriate, to improve access to learning for pupils with a diverse range of individual needs, including those with SEN and disabilities
• To maximise the use of computing in developing and maintaining links between other schools, the local community including parents and other agencies.

The National Curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
• Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
• Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
• Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies,
analytically to solve problems.
• Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
The Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work is used for all year groups from Reception to Year 6 as it provides staff and children with a well-structured and well-resourced programme of study to follow that is developmental and builds on knowledge and skills taught in previous years. It will be used to form the medium term plan and short term plans outlining learning objectives, activities, vocabulary and assessment opportunities. The subject leader will ensure that the planning is progressive in developing pupil capability and areas of study are outlined on our long term planning.


Computing Policy and Progression Documents

The links below allow you to access our computing policies and school progression documents that support the planning and development of teaching and learning in computing across the school.