Spire Junior School
This course will help new primary computing leaders to clarify their role and develop and implement a broad and balanced curriculum. You will learn how best to lead the improvement of computing teaching and learning, and to provide professional support and development to others.
Identifying where your school is now in computing, will enable you to identify and plan for improvement in your school. Building on this knowledge, you will develop a detailed action plan to guide the effective use and development of resources, assessment approaches and ways to enrich the computing curriculum. By monitoring and communicating impact you will enable yourself and school leadership to accurately understand the strengths of computing in your school, and sustainably plan for improvement.
Do you prefer to learn remotely? If so, take a look at: Leading primary computing
What topics are covered?
01 | The role of the subject leader – considering the common, and less common, roles undertaken by leaders of computing, helping you to clarify your role through discussion with others in a similar position.
02 | developing an outstanding curriculum – curriculum intent and implementation, with consideration of age-appropriate progression. You’ll engage with the Teach Computing Curriculum, planning how to integrate it into an appropriate programme of study in your school.
03 | Helping others teach computing – you’ll be the go-to person for computing in your school – this session helps you to confidently lead the development of others, based on quality assured pedagogy and resources.
04 | Assessment of computing – you’ll evaluate a range of generic and subject-specific approaches to assessment of computing, both formative and summative, to drive attainment in the subject.
05 | enriching the computing curriculum – make the most of extra-curricular activities to develop a love of computing among your learners. Harness the wisdom of the most experienced children who can gain from supporting others. Evaluate what’s on offer and plan to meet the priorities of your school.
06 | Managing change – change doesn’t just happen, you need to develop a plan, bring people on board and measure success. This session applies tried-and-tested approaches to help you make positive impacts across your school, making the most of the talent and support available.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Improve the computing curriculum offer in your school, and be confident in its purpose and vision
Use assessment to better know the strengths of your learners, and know how to adapt teaching to support all children
Develop a passion for computing in your school through a planned enrichment and extra-curricular offer
Know how to resource teaching by you and your colleagues, drawing on quality-assured lesson materials and evidence-based teaching practices
Be confident in leading the development of others, helping the whole school to inspire in computing