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Computing advice and resources

Two months into the new computing curriculum, headteacher Rebecca Stacey considers some of the challenges we have faced in delivering the new-look subject, offers her advice for the months ahead, and signposts a few useful resources

I have been incredibly excited by the changes to the computing curriculum for primary and hope I can pass on some useful advice and ideas here.

Below, I have recapped some of the main changes and the challenges these pose – and I have also highlighted what has actually stayed the same.

For some the computing curriculum seems to be unrecognisable now – introducing skills that many of our teachers haven’t used and are unfamiliar to many of our pupils. It is easy to assume that our pupils are using digital devices all the time and will find computing simple. However, the new curriculum emphasises responsibility, awareness of technology and the creation of content rather than the use of digital devices.

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