Skip to content ↓

Compass Primary School


"Technology is unlocking the innate compassion we have for our fellow human beings." ~ Bill Gates

We believe that Computing is an essential part of the curriculum; a subject that not only stands alone but is woven and should be an integral part of all learning.  To ensure this, we created a purpose of study for our computing curriculum drawing influence from the National Curriculum and various experts within the field, such as STEM and the National Centre for Computing Education Programme: 


Our curriculum ensures all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.


Computing is taught through discrete lessons for 1 hour per week using the Teach Computing ( as well as woven throughout other curriculum areas and as part of everyday school life. 

As part of Teach Computing, we follow the long term map below:

Alongside the Teach Computing scheme, we weave computing through Design & Technology, researching online, digital art, our SMSC calendar etc. to ensure skills and knowledge are applied and embedded in context. The children also have access to laptops and a computer suite throughout the week.