09 Nov 2021


Intent Statement for Computing
The subject leader for Computing is Miss Sally Williamson.

They can be contacted by emailing using the subject title FAO of Miss Sally Williamson.

With oversight and support from our Senior Leadership team subject leaders oversee and monitor the intent, implementation and impact of their subject.


When planning and teaching computing at North Stainley, we believe that it is an essential part of the curriculum; a subject that not only stands alone but is woven and should be an integral part of all learning.  Computing, in general, is a significant part of daily life for everyone and children should be at the forefront of new technology, with a thirst for learning what is out there.   
We aim to provide a wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills explicitly within the Computing lesson and across other curriculum subjects. 
We recognise that technology can allow children to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our children with additional needs.  
Through the study of Computing, children will be able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that will actually equip them for their future.  
By the end of Key Stage 2, we want all children to be flexible, creative, responsible and confident users of technology, who are able to choose the best tools to fulfil a task or challenge. 

Computing Rationale 

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate  able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology  at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.  

Computing Policy Rationale


A balanced curriculum that is sequenced appropriately across the three areas of computing supports children in securing and retaining knowledge. Planning demonstrates a substantive and disciplinary approach to teaching. Children develop fluency in using technology for a range of purposes. Staying safe online is integrated into all areas of the curriculum. It is taught specifically in computing and within PSHCE. Computing lessons focus on collaboration and creativity by providing extended periods of time to work independently and with others to solve problems and develop the knowledge and skills required to be computational thinkers.


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