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Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy


Our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which equips children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.


Our school values in Computing


Through computing, our pupils are afforded the opportunities to live out their Christian values and let their light shine through learning, devising and implementing solutions to problems. By teaching concepts and approaches, we demonstrate how ideation and innovation builds community and solutions bring hope.  By tinkering and debugging, we promote a sense of forgiveness in ourselves and compassion for others that we make mistakes and can learn from them.


Meeting the needs of our pupils in Computing


Across all year groups, there is a focus within computing upon building resilience. It is important that pupils learn to recognise failure as an essential part of the computing process. Through debugging, pupils learn to recognise the important of finding errors and implementing solutions. Perseverance becomes important when numerous implemented solutions do not work and collaborating with others can be the unlocking of a solution.




Our computing curriculum covers all aspects of the National Curriculum. This includes a focus on internet safety throughout. Every unit of work includes specific internet safety teaching with resources from the Be Internet Legends programme used to support this.


By the time they leave us, children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of computing:


  • Computer Science - programming and understanding how digital systems work
  • Information Technology - using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information
  • Digital Literacy - evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully


The Anchors and Landing Points devised for each strand support the development of learning across the key stages, ensuring a solid grounding for future learning and beyond. Numerous additional resources support the implementation and delivery of the curriculum including Barefoot, NCCE Units and Apple Teaching Code resources.


To find out more about Computing, please contact the Curriculum Lead (Miss Bixter) or our Computing Lead (Mr Lawson).


Our Curriculum Policy can be found on the Policies page (link below).