top of page


Computing -  (Intent) 


The use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the National Curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computing at Our Lady of Compassion intends to develop ‘The digital leaders of the future’ through an up-to-date, ambitious and relevant education in computing. We want to create pupils to use computational thinking and creativity that will enable them to become active and safe participants in our digital world. It is important, that we as leaders and children understand that we live in a world of ever-changing technology to express ourselves, as a tool for learning and as a means to drive their generation forward into the future.

We as a school must ensure that the children understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with their online experiences and develop themselves as respectful, responsible and confident users of technology. 


Our aim is to provide a computing curriculum that is designed to balance acquiring broad and deep knowledge alongside opportunities to apply skills in various digital contexts across the curriculum. Beyond teaching computing discreetly, we will give pupils the opportunity to apply and develop what they have learnt across wider learning in the curriculum.


Aims (Intent and Implementation) 


Our Lady of Compassion Primary School Primary School aims to ensure all pupils are:  


  • Provided with a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for computing.  

  • Meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum programmes of study for computing.  

  • Using computing as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum.  

  • Responding to new developments in technology.  

  • Equipped with the confidence and capability to use computing throughout their later life. 

  • Learning computing in other areas of the curriculum.  

  • Developing their understanding of how to use computing safely and responsibly (with the addition of remote learning or online learning).






The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure all pupils:

  • Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation (Computer science)

  • Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems (Computer science)

  • Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems (Information technology)

  • Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. (Digital literacy)

bottom of page