Quernmore C.E (VC) Primary School

Computing and Online Safety

The Intent of our Computing Curriculum

 The intent of Computing in our school is to provide a high-quality Computing education that enables pupils to become digitally literate, creative, and competent in using technology. To achieve this, the school will deliver a broad and balanced Computing curriculum that covers programming, information technology, and digital literacy. Ultimately, the aim is to prepare pupils with the skills and knowledge required for a successful future in the digital world.

The Implementation of our Computing Curriculum

The implementation of an outstanding Computing curriculum in a Primary School is designed to meet the needs of all pupils, whether they are beginners or advanced learners. Computing is taught by well-trained and highly competent teachers, with support from teaching assistants where necessary. The Computing curriculum is delivered through a mixture of direct teaching, exploration, and independent learning.

Children have access to a range of hardware and software resources that support Computing education, including computers, tablets, coding robots, and interactive whiteboards. We also implement regular online safety training to ensure that pupils are aware of the risks involved with using technology and how to stay safe online.

Our Computing Curriculum is taught through Purple Mash.  This ' provides a computing scheme which meets the needs of the primarcy curriculum for Year 1-6 including the more and most able, children with SEND and those who face barriers due to language or literacy.' (Indpendent Research Review, Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith 2022) It ensures consistency, engages children and builds confidence for both pupils and teachers. 


The Impact of our Computing Curriculum

Our curriculum should result in pupils becoming confident, resilient, and creative users of technology. Pupils should be able to apply their Computing knowledge and skills to solve problems across multiple contexts. Success will be measured through careful assessment and evaluation, including formative and summative assessment, pupil feedback, and observations.

The impact of Computing education in a Primary School goes beyond academic achievement. Pupils will develop skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, all of which are essential in the 21st-century workforce. Pupils will also develop a positive attitude towards technology, which will enable them to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly.

Overall, an outstanding Computing curriculum should ensure that pupils have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing digital world. Our school will foster pupils' digital literacy and creativity while ensuring their online safety. Pupils will leave the school as confident, competent, and responsible users of technology.


  Computing Curriculum MapProgression Document 

Online Safety Policy