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Computing Curriculum Overview

The computing curriculum is made up of 3 parts. The EYFS, the switch progression guidance and the main computing curriculum.

In early years computing will be covered through the EYFS framework and the understanding the world – Technology strand and will be embedded into their topic based child-led learning approach.

The remainder of the school will have computing covered through the switch progression guidance and computing curriculum.  Both of these are skills-based pathways and will allow for pupils to move through the school with the skills needed to access ICT across all subject areas.

For those pupils, following the Pre-formal curriculum, they will follow the switch progression guidance document to allow them to increasingly access the word around them.  They are assessed using the VOE Pre-formal assessment tracker. As pupils progress throughout the school the resources change and progress to become more age-appropriate.

In First School, the classes follow the Pre-formal and Semi-formal curriculum. In semi-formal computing will be taught discreetly throughout subjects where appropriate. Where computing is taught it will be a highlight in purple on planning.

For those pupils needing the pre-formal approach to curriculum delivery, they will follow the switch progression guidance document to allow them to increasingly access the world around them, working towards the higher levels of the engagement steps where they may be able to cross over into a semi-formal approach.  For those pupils accessing a semi-formal approach to the curriculum, they will follow the computing curriculum based on the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum and working on the highest of the engagement steps, overlapping with the lower progression steps.  For those pupils accessing a formal delivery approach, they will be working on The progression steps and will follow the computing curriculum based on the KS1 and KS2 national curriculum. For these pupils, they should be accessing at least 1 hour of specifically taught computing per week to enable them to gain the knowledge and skills to be able to utilise ICT across all curriculum areas.

For those pupils in high school pupils may follow any of the approaches as determined to be the most appropriate to their individual needs.

For those pupils accessing a Semi-Formal and Formal curriculum, they will follow the computing curriculum based on an adapted National Curriculum. Pupils will access  1 hour of specifically taught computing per week to enable them to gain the knowledge and skills to be able to utilise ICT across all curriculum areas.

All areas of the computing curriculum will be covered within the school on a rolling program to ensure complete coverage of all 3 areas of the curriculum (Information Technology, Computer Science and Digital Literacy.   Online safety is interwoven throughout the curriculum Digital Literacy strand and is also covered within the PSHE curriculum.

Computing Long Term Plan for Semi-Formal and Formal

Semi-formal Curriculum

Middle School Upper KS2 and KS3

Computing

1 hour per week

 

High School (Year 9, 10, 11)

 

Computing

 

1 hour per week

Accreditation:

Transition challenge

Formal Curriculum

Middle School Upper KS2 and KS3

Computing

1 hour per week

 

High School (Year 9, 10, 11)

 

Computing

 

1 hour per week

Accreditation:

Transition challenge