Subject Leader:  Rebecca Challinor


Our Link Governor is Sam Keay


Intent:  Our Computing curriculum is designed to meet the content requirements of the National Curriculum.  At The Arches Community Primary School, we believe that technology is changing the lives of everyone.  Through teaching computing we give children the skills and confidence to use technology safely and creatively.  Developing good computing skills gives children the opportunity to raise their attainment and progress across the curriculum, enabling them to be confident, creative and independent learners.


Implementation:  We use the Teach Computing units to deliver our Computing curriculum. Each pupil has an individual physical folder to record planning and paper based work which the teacher uses to evaluate learning with assessment outcomes.  Each pupil also has a digital folder on the shared server and KS2 pupils have an online Scratch account.  We learn how to be safe and respectful digital citizens throughout the school.  Equal importance is given to Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Information Technology.  Computational thinking approaches and concepts underpin all areas of computing.  We learn and apply computing skills through the wider curriculum. 


Impact:  Our computing curriculum is well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression.  If children are keeping up with the curriculum they are making good progress or better progress.  In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through pupil voice and work assessed against planned outcomes.


We work closely with SSYP, Blacon Police, CEOP and Scratch MIT. 


The link below will take you to the Teach Computing Key Vocabulary document. This is a live document.



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The Arches Community Primary School

Saughall Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5EZ

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Michelle Ashfield: Headteacher

01244 667660

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