Dickens Heath Community Primary School

Enabling every child to be the best version of themselves


The intent (what we intend to teach) of the Computing curriculum can be seen in the DHCPS Computing Curriculum Policy and the Long Term plan supported by a Progression of Skills and Knowledge Organisers all of which are aligned to the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum. This should be read alongside our whole school curriculum policy which details our whole school curriculum offer, how we are committed to and seek to achieve a broad and balanced, knowledge rich curriculum and why we teach using the methods that we use which are summarised in Rosenshine's 'Principles of effective instruction.'

We use the Purple Mash schemes of work and programmes to support our teaching and learning.

The implementation of this (how we intend to teach it) is outlined in the Computing 'subject on a page' and keep children safe through the implementation of our 'Acceptable Use Agreements.'  This should be read alongside our whole school educational strategic overview which details our whole school curriculum design and core curriculum aims.  The subject specific 'subject on a page' documents  show how each subject prioritises each of the curriculum aims and details a route map of how each subject is effectively designed and crafted to seek to achieve these aims. 

We monitor the impact of the Computing curriculum through various means including: evidence of work, pupil conferences, Computing end of unit assessments and lesson observations.  These are analysed on a termly basis and a 'strategic evaluation and development plan' for Computing produced which contributes to the whole school ongoing continuous improvement cycle and whole school self-evaluation