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Subject Leader: Mrs R Pawsey.


The Three 'I's: intent, implementation and impact

  • Intent – the extent to which schools demonstrate a rich and varied curriculum, one which is not simply focused on teaching to the tests or achieving good exam results.
  • Implementation – that teachers present all aspects of this broad and balanced curriculum (not just English and maths) and are visibly encouraging discussion and the whole-hearted engagement of pupils, without an over-concentration on outcomes and with a far greater emphasis on processes.
  • Impact – that learners develop detailed knowledge and skills across the whole curriculum. It follows that there will be a greater emphasis on the behaviour and attitudes of pupils and a much less single-lens approach to data.


At St. Mary's C of E Primary Academy we want all our children in Computing to:

Learn as much as possible about technologies and computing to ensure they leave primary school computer literate.

Ignite curiosity in computing to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within computing and make use of computing effectively in their everyday lives, without being completely reliant on technology.

Show humility towards others by being safe and responsible when using computers and technologies associated.  


In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in computing, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Computing is taught once a week, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.

  • New policy
  • New and carefully designed curriculum to reflect the curriculum and the needs of our school.
  • Spiral skills
  • Introducing of recording work – based in class so both teachers and pupils can reflect upon previous learning.
  • Develop a new form of assessment to be used across foundation subjects. Concise, but informative. Designed in a way to support learners and track progression but to help teachers with work life balance.
  • Using a mixture of different schemes to find the best fit.

Within lessons:

  • Fun and engaging lessons
  • Real life links
  • Challenging questions
  • Some lessons where technology isn’t used – this is to help children really understand the technical processes going on in computing.



The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at St Mary’s are equipped with computing skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world:

  • Children will be confident users of technology, able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school.
  • Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving.
  • Children will be able to apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty when using digital systems.