We intend to prepare our learners for their futures by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills (including resilience and respect for using technology) that will equip them for our ever- changing digital world. We believe that Computing should teach children how to use technology in a range of ways and most importantly, to understand how to use technology safely. We aim to ensure that all children become digitally literate and able to make informed choices in a digital world. The use of technology is essential in many aspects of life and children need to be equipped with the skills to embrace emerging technology and to use it confidently and efficiently. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.


At St David's we teach Computing using the aims and objectives from the National Curriculum using the DfE's Teach Computing scheme of learning. The core of our Computing teaching allows children to follow a progression of age-appropriate knowledge and skills as they move throughout the school to become computing specialists. We teach all children to use the internet safely and how to safeguard their own personal data when using websites and apps.

• At St David's all children have daily access to Chrome books and ipads for Computing lessons as well as for cross-curricular learning opportunities;

• Children are taught the age-appropriate, key computing vocabulary for their block of work and their individual lessons.

• Children use a range of devices in each Key Stage working independently or in pairs;

• Online safety (e-safety) is taught at the beginning of each term and whenever relevant to highlight the importance of it to children;

• Teachers assess children’s progress against the National Curriculum objectives;

• All children, including SEND pupils have the opportunity to access the computers or iPads to support and enhance their learning

• Through the teaching of high quality computing skills, the children will produce a ‘product’ at the end of each block of work. This ‘product’ will demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have developed.


Children become proficient in computing and can use and apply their skills and knowledge in this area to enhance their learning across the curriculum. When children leave St David's, they are competent and safe users of ICT with an understanding of how technology works. They have developed the skills to express themselves creatively using digital media and are equipped to apply their skills in Computing to different challenges going forward.  Our children are well prepared to use technology in their futures both at home and in secondary school