Curriculum subject leader: Mr Harry Dignum


The Computing Curriculum- 2020 and beyond

A computing student at Maple Cross uses computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. They know and understand safe use of the internet and how to interact with others in a safe and kind way.


The aim of the Computing curriculum at Maple Cross School is to raise children’s aspirations.

  • By teaching E-Safety, Coding and digital literacy.
  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science
  • Analyse problems in computational terms in order to solve problems.
  • Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users for information and communication technology.


The Computing curriculum will recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the children’s various starting points and concurrently provide opportunities to broaden and enrich their horizons.

  • All children will be given the opportunity to grow and develop as computing students from their varying starting points.


The structure of the Computing curriculum is informed by both professional research and the context, needs and interests of the children.

  • The school has adopted Keychain Computing scheme of work so that all teachers, no matter what their background in computing, feel confident, empowered and excited to teach it ad it will capture the interests of the children.


The Computing curriculum will focus on the growth of and deepening in knowledge, the development and application of skills, the exposure to challenging concepts and the exploration of values and attitudes.

  • Within the curriculum, the design allows for the progression of skills, builds subject knowledge and ensures deeper understanding of what it is to be a computing student.


Connections and links within and across the computing curriculum will be made to promote and support learning. The curriculum will develop children as lead learners by developing inquisitive and curious minds and by providing them with opportunities to crucially reflect

  • Computing will be used across the curriculum to enhance learning wherever possible.


Click here to see the coverage of Computing across school.