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.

We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Computing (attached).

Computing Vision

At Whitwick St John the Baptist, we strive to give all pupils the skills to prepare them for their future as ICT is continually developing, with new technologies emerging,

As an essential part of everyday life, ICT will continue to evolve, in as yet unforeseen ways.

Our children gain the confidence and ability to move with all advances in technology as and when they arrive.


- To embed computing concepts, skills and strategies across the whole curriculum.

- To allow children the opportunity to choose and use ICT creatively in all areas of the curriculum enabling them to see the relevance of ICT in everyday life.

- To enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation and social skills.

- For children to have access to a range of computing resources including emerging technologies.

- For children to achieve success in Computing by learning the skills set out in our scheme of work.

- To make children aware of inappropriate use of ICT and how to use ICT responsibly.

- For all staff to continually improve and develop their computing skills through professional development.

- To use ICT to promote links with parents and the wider community.

Subject Leader

Mr Ball 

Mr Ball ensures that all the aspects of the Computing National Curriculum content are identified and taught.

Mr Ball reviews the knowledge progression maps and medium term plans for Computing to ensure that pupils’ learning becomes increasingly more challenging as they move through the year groups, and to maintain an overview of standards within the subject.  


Mr Ball also produces an annual action plan for Computing; supports the writing of medium-term plans; analyses the standards within Computing; provides or signposts staff towards training and resources; and engages in developmental work and research projects with external colleagues. 


Useful Websites


Hour of Code

Scratch and Scratch Jr

Code It

Code Club

UK Safer Internet Centre (KS1 and KS2)

Computing at School - Home Learning